EmptyMan wrote:Ok, we know that in most parts of the worls there are bugs that look like sticks where there are sticks. There are birds in many parts of the world. And cats in many places on Earth. Why do so many parts of the world develop similar types of animals? Why a cat in almost every continent? If evolution is governed by randomness why are cats so similar and stick bugs so similar. Do places with sticks naturally create bugs that look like sticks?
Evolution is not governed by randomness... I wouldn't state it so simply.
Evolution depends on random variation. Not all individuals in a population are identical, there are always differences. And once in a while, there are mutations. Usually mutations are not helpful, but once in a while they turn out to be accidentally beneficial.
The variation and the mutations are random.
But the process of natural selection is not entirely random. Creatures which have some kind of advantage, when it comes to survival and reproduction, will be more successful. That's not random.
I don't believe that evolution can be used to prove the absense of divine will or divine purposes. Remember that most scientists believe in God. IMHO evolution cannot tell you, one way or the other, whether there is a God or whether life exists to some purpose.
Even if evolution is "mindless," as you say, that doesn't prove that there is no God. Scientists are not in the business of answering this kind of question.
But evolution does not contend that the Laws of Thermodynamics do not apply to biological material, they believe it has been temporarily reversed for the advantage of biological martial. But from what I understand the Law of thermodynamics applies to everything and it basically means the universe is dying, I think.
It applies to everything, but it does not apply equally everywhere. In general entropy increases in the world, but that does not mean that entropy cannot decrease in some particular places, for various reasons.
Also, remember that the Earth is continually bathed in energy from the sun. This is what powers the engine of life. (At least, in a physical sense.) I'm not an expert in physics but I believe that that energy from the sun must be factored in, when you are considering the entropy of the Earth and us inhabitants.