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    Does the evolution of biological organism violate the second law of thermodynamics? Why or why not?

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    Here is the "wrong" and simple argument presented by HEnry Morris in 1972: A biological evolution that converts bacteria into humans, with an obvious increase of order and complexity, would violate the Second Law which says "things become more disordered through time, not more complex, as evolution insists."

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    This solution helps explore the concept of the second law of thermodynamics within the context of biological evolution.

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