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Laymen explanation of following lesson

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8 hours ago, Qasim_Husayn said:

https://www.al-islam.org/discursive-theology-volume-1-dr-ali-rabbani-gulpaygani/lesson-6-argument-contingency

Can someone explain this to me in a laymen fashion.

How does the second law of thermodynamics prove god

that article is needlessly complicated.

everyting is moving, its how things stick together. eg electrons around a nucleus of an atom, heat moving from a hot thing to a cold thing, diffusion, osmosis, the planets around the sun, the swirls of arms of galaxys. everything is always in a constant state of movement.

this movement requires energy.

the second law basically says that over time, the energy is being used up, and things fall apart when the energy needed to keep them together ends. at some point in our future, all the energy in the universe will be used up, so will be at 0%.

if looking to our future shows us that things have less energy, then looking backwards, into our past, its fairly logical to understand that things used to have more energy.

there must therefore be a point in our distant past then, where energy in the universe was 100%.

you can either believe:

- that this energy created itself out of nothing (something never seen anywhere else in the universe, ever). this contradicts a fundamental law of the universe - the conservation of energy:
 

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In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time.[1] Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. For instance, chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite.

A consequence of the law of conservation of energy is that a perpetual motion machine of the first kind cannot exist. That is to say, no system without an external energy supply can deliver an unlimited amount of energy to its surroundings.[2]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

or:


- that this energy was created by a creator, who was not bound by the laws of the universe, set in motion and the energy is being used up (plenty of examples on earth of creators creating things with energy that is used up)

 

the core of the whole point is - where did this initial energy come from? we say a creator. others say we dont know.

 

 

 

 

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