The Mechanism of Ice Crystal Growth and the Theory of Evolution | The Institute for Creation Research
 
The Mechanism of Ice Crystal Growth and the Theory of Evolution

Download PDFDownload The Mechanism of Ice Crystal Growth and the Theory of Evolution PDF

Presented at the Second International Conference on Creationism, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 30–August 4, 1990. Published in: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Creationism, R. E. Walsh & C.L. Brooks (Eds.), pp. 303–314, 1990.

© 1990 Creation Science Fellowship, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Published with permission. All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

Ice crystal growth has been cited as an example of how evolution creates greater order. The modern explanation of ice crystal shape is described. The second law of thermodynamics is developed in terms of entropy change and applied to ice crystal growth. The difference between the operation of thermodynamic systems and their origin is discussed. It is concluded that ice crystal growth is similar to the operation of life processes but does not support the origin of life as described by the theory of evolution.

Keywords

Ice Crystals, Growth, Shape, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Thermodynamic Systems, Evolution, Snowflakes, Life Processes

For Full Text

Please see the Download PDF link above for the entire article.

The Latest
NEWS
Dark Matter Search Keeps Coming Up Empty
A recent study has ruled out a possible candidate for dark matter, the mysterious invisible “stuff” said to comprise 85% of the matter in our...

NEWS
Event Recap: ICR Scientists Examine Human Origins
Last month, the ICR Discovery Center hosted “Origins: Re-examining the Evidence,” a special event featuring three of ICR’s scientists—experts...

COVID-19
Childlike Trust: God’s Antidote for a Troubled Mind
Think back to your childhood summers. For me and my sisters, those days were filled with lazy mornings, sun-kissed noses after hours in the sunshine, pretending...

COVID-19
Will Norway Invade Privacy by Reversing Continuous Tracking?
ICR’s Dr. Randy Guliuzza has repeatedly illustrated and explained how continuous environmental tracking works in animals and mankind.1...

NEWS
New Study: How to Clean Our Oceans by 2050
In centuries past, our pristine oceans teemed with schools of fish, and whales thrived. But today, our oceans take a beating. Literally tons of waste are...

COVID-19
Are Remote Islands Insulated from Coronavirus?
Countries all over the world are now juggling public health risks along with economic collapse risks. Is taking temporary refuge on a remote island a good...

NEWS
Mishandled Data Determine New Hominid Ages
A recent report in the journal Science mixed detailed archaeological finds with stories about human origins. As is typical, age assignments for fossils...

NEWS
Discovery of Smallest Known Mesozoic Bird
Evolutionists are celebrating the discovery of what they claim is a small dinosaur skull trapped in Burmese amber.1 Oculudentavis khaungraae...

NEWS
Supermoon Tonight
Tonight’s (April 7) full moon is special because it occurs when the moon is close to perigee, the point in its orbit where it is closest to Earth.1,2...

NEWS
Neanderthal DNA Muddles Evolutionary Story
Neanderthals are classified by evolutionists as archaic humans given that both their DNA and bones are essentially human. Yet, new stories constantly hit...