Theories of Evolution

Xuhua Xia xuhua at unix1.sncc.lsu.edu
Fri Aug 26 21:18:34 EST 1994


Robert S. McKee (rs_mckee at pnl.gov) wrote:
: In article <brjot1.29.2E5045A0 at MFS01.cc.monash.edu.au>, brjot1 at MFS01.cc.monash.edu.au (Benjamin Jotkowitz) says:
: >
: >Could someone please explain to me simply the theories of Darwin, Lamarck 
: >and others on human evolution. References would also be appreciated.
: >        With thanks in advance,
: >                Benji.

: Simply stated, evolution is the belief that physical systems (in this case biological systems)
: spontaneously through random processes organize themselves into states of
: higher-order.  Unfortunately, this violates the entropy laws which tell us that all physical
: systems tend toward greater disorder.
: Ref:  Thermodynamics With an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 
: Herbert B. Callen, 3rd ed. 
:  
This is silly. Organisms are not closed systems. They constantly have
energy input. 

Xuhua Xia




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