Entropy versus Evolution
Probably one of the most annoying laws of science is the fact that entropy tends to increase. I am reminded of this whenever my wireless mouse stops working. When that happens it means that the batteries powering my mouse have reached maximum entropy. Well maybe that's a bad example of how annoying entropy can be because if it wasn't for entropy the mouse wouldn't work at all.
But when I look into the mirror that's when entropy really annoys me. That's when I notice that I don't have as much hair as I used to and that it is turning gray. Basically I notice that I am growing old. Human aging and its associated diseases and conditions can be traced to a gradual increase in cell division errors in tissues throughout the body. This process begins slowly and increases gradually with advancing age. We can do things to slow the increase in cell division errors (or speed it up) but we can't stop it. If not by accident, we all eventually die due to the increasing entropy of our own DNA.
Now what I have just said is based on indisputable scientific fact which is readily observed (unfortunately) by every single one of us. But cell division errors not only affect us as individuals they also affect groups of individuals when these errors are of the type that can be transmitted to offspring. These errors are genetic disorders which vary in severity and there around 4,000 genetic disorders that are currently known. Most disorders are rare and may affect one person in every several thousands or millions. Others, like early onset lactose intolerance, are more prevalent.
Entropy predicts that over time inherited genetic disorders will become more prevelent within a species and will eventually cause extinction. This prediction is confirmed by the fossil record and is contrary to the belief that genetic mutations lead to superior genetic organization, that is, evolution.
Evolutionists argue that genetic mutatution plus natural selection has resulted in evolution. This leads us to the cosmological question: Is natural selection sufficient enough to overcome entropy?
Now since I am a software developer, mutation (development) and selection (testing) of complex systems is an everyday activity for me. So there are similarities between what I do for a living and the concept of evolution. This difference is that DNA is considerably more complex than software. Yet no one develops software by random mutation and testing alone. Instead of random mutation the software development process employs intelligent design. I don't believe that random mutation has any place in the software development process -- so why should I believe in evolution?