Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bryan Fischer and the second... no first.... no wait... law of thermodynamics

I am so happy we have scientists in this world and for a simple reason when you get people like Bryan Fischer who try explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Just for reference Bryan, you quoted the First Law of Thermodynamics (matter and energy can neither be created or destroyed) and not the Second Law of Thermodynamics (the entropy of an isolated system will never decrease).

However, he does get it right when he talks about the eventual heat death of the Universe which is most likely the way the universe will die. But, that does not mean vaporize it means just no reactions, no suns, no heat and no energy flow and all us humans will be long dead.

But he then goes on to say the Bible explains the Second Law of thermodynamics and that if scientists had just looked at the bible they would have figure it out years ago. So let see how the Bible explains the Second Law of thermodynamics in Psalm 102 25-28. New Internationl Version.
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.

Ok maybe we need to look at the New King James Version.
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:   
But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.   
The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Nope its just not there, the bible says creation and then everything will perish, but like earlier in the post heat death does not mean vaporization. So the bible is wrong in its so called profound explanation of the Second Law. For reference if you want to know more about the second Law which is one of the more complicated laws of thermodynamics click here. From the hyperphysics website the second law can be stated very differently to the bible.
The second law of thermodynamics is a general principle which places constraints upon the direction of heat transfer and the attainable efficiencies of heat engines.
In any cyclic process the entropy will either increase or remain the same.

I think I will get my science from real scientists and not radio talk show hosts with hidden agendas. Bryan please go away.