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Posted by: Weblinks, January 7, 2009, 3:46pm
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Darwin's Theory of Evolution explains how and why life evolved. However, some aspects of this theory are still not clear and according to Darwin, natural selection allows the strongest and most fit species to survive in a particular environment. What remains to be answered is how these complex systems (organisms) were first formed and how they maintain their presence on Earth. It is obvious that the entropy of the Biosphere is decreasing continuously and this means that the matter involved in the formation of the Biosphere is getting more and more organized (less random). It was pointed out by many that life seems to defy the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states, that entropy of any system should be increasing:
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