Before going further, it is important to understand a few basic laws of physics. When something is a law of science, it means that it is an unchanging principle of nature. It is a scientifically observable phenomenon that has been subjected to extensive measurements and experimentation and has repeatedly proved to be invariable throughout the known universe (e.g., the law of gravity and the laws of motion).
One of the laws of physics is termed the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Physicist Lord Kelvin, the man who first defined this law, stated it in technical terms as follows: “There is no natural process the only result of which is to cool a heat reservoir and do external work.”
In more understandable terms, this law observes the fact that the usable energy in the universe is diminishing. Ultimately, there would be no available energy left. Stemming from this fact we find that the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder. All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves. ([Footnote:] Lord Kelvin, as quoted in A.W. Smith and J.N. Cooper, Elements of Physics, 8th edition, New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing (1972), p. 241.)
[Callout:] The second law of thermodynamics means that everything deteriorates and does not get more complex as required for evolution to occur.
Famed scientist, science fiction writer, and evolutionary proponent Isaac Asimov put it this way:
Another way of stating the second law then is, “The universe is constantly getting more disorderly.” Viewed that way we can see the second law all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our own bodies in perfect working order; how easy to let them deteriorate. In fact, all we have to do is nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself-and that is what the second law is all about. ([Footnote:] Isaac Asimov, “In the Game of Energy and Thermodynamics You Can’t Even Break Even,” Smithsonian Institution Journal (June 1970), p. 6 (emphasis added).)
But the crux of evolutionary theory is that things are gaining in complexity, simple life forms giving rise to more sophisticated ones; disorder giving rise to order. This flies in the face of the second law of thermodynamics. On this point alone the theory of evolution would have to be disallowed.
Evolutionists counter this argument by claiming that an energy source can reverse the second law. For example, an outside energy force such as a housekeeper can tidy a disorderly room. They point to the sun as the outside source of energy, and say over billions of years the sun’s energy would be like the busy housekeeper. Simple observation, however, would show that energy from the sun alone is not capable of creating life from something with no life, or complexity from simplicity.
Consider the sun shining on two seedlings: the one alive, the other dead. When equal amounts of water and nutrients are added to both, the live plant flourishes but the dead one decays. Energy from the sun is not enough to give rise to life. And as for the dead plant, it rots and disintegrates in accordance with the second law of thermodynamics.
Another scientific law that is defied by the big bang theory is the law of the conservation of angular momentum. This law states that if an object is spinning and part of that object detaches and flies off, the part that flies off will spin in the same direction as the object it detached from.
As previously stated, the big bang theory holds that a very small, very dense point in space was spinning very fast when it exploded and shot out all the planets, stars, and other astral bodies that comprise the universe.
[Callout:] The law of the conservation of angular momentum disproves the big bang theory.
It is true that the planets are observed to be spinning. But, according to the law of the conservation of angular momentum, if all the planets spun off from the same original object, then they would all be spinning in the same direction. Even an examination of our own solar system shows that at least two planets, Venus and Uranus and possibly also Pluto, spin in the opposite direction than the rest of the planets do. This evidence alone disproves the big bang theory.