The Theory of Evolution and Thermodynamics

Scientifically, the core of the theory of evolution is the statement that according to the laws of nature molecules will organize themselves – without an external supply of energy – into ever more complex units. However, no person in any laboratory in the world will give this thought any serious consideration, because the assumption that molecules can organize themselves is completely contrary to experience.

It would seem that such a theory would be rejected due to the fact that it does not agree with the day-to-day experience of everyone, and also with the empirical* sciences. But that does not occur. Scientific theories, methods and techniques that people are dependent upon for their daily life are not based upon the theory of evolution, and the contrast between this theory and the empirical sciences never becomes evident in practical problems with a not functioning method or technique.

In fact, the theory of evolution is nothing more than a modern, accepted myth over the beginning of living things. It is attractive in that it can explain every phenomenon in natural life, although the explanations are not testable (a necessity for scientific theories). It also supports the progressive belief that ‘everything will automatically get better’.

The theory of evolution has a strong position, hardly threatened by the empirical sciences and practical day-to-day experience. A theory that the impressive order in nature happened by itself must be rejected on scientific grounds. According to thermodynamics, this order could only have come into existence by a purposeful external force.

Dr. Ir. W.M. de Jong (1956) is mathematician and active in business management. Among others, he studied thermodynamics at the Technical University in Delft Holland.

Stated out of ELLIPS 1 – BW28/241 January 2003 and translated from Dutch

* empirical: derived from experiment and observation rather than theory