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cloister Wrote:
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> This quote has just shown up on the "Intelligent
> design" thread. It seems very appropriate for the
> Canonical system and its neighbours, although I
> would have reversed the underlined statement.
>
> "...if order is to increase, there must be some
> means of conserving the order already gained.
> Otherwise order accidentally arising will be
> accidentally lost again. The experience of
> physical science shows that order fluctuates
> over a very small
amplitude about a
> state of disorder
. In all our experience, we
> find that, left to themselves, complex stuctures
> tend to disintegrate and revert to simpler forms.
> On principle, therefore, the spontaneous arising
> of a very high degree of order by random processes
> is highly improbable."

Ergo, the non-random orderly nature of living processes appears to violate the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and supports the notion of Intelligent Design (the use of which I do not mean to necessarily invoke a deity).

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