Why Creationists Like Albert Szent-Gyorgi’s Theory of Syntropy

November 12, 2012

Why Creationists Like Albert Szent-Gyorgi’s Theory of Syntropy

Creationists believe that God made the heavens, the earth and all creatures currently living on the earth somewhere between 6,000 and 14,000 years ago. Creationists point to scientists like Nobel winning physiologist Albert Szent-Gyorgi (1893 – 1986) to back up their argument. Szent-Gyrogi was not a Creationist, but that’s immaterial to Creationists.

Albert Szent-Gryorgi is best known for two things – for discovering Vitamin C and for his theory of syntropy, also known as negative entropy, although the latter term was coined by Erwin Schrodinger. In order to understand what syntropy is, one must first understand what entropy is.

What Is Entropy?

Entropy is the inevitable tendency for everything to decay, or break down into smaller basic components. So a complex system like a building, a star or a human being, breaks down into less and less complex systems, which disperse throughout the immediate vicinity.

One easy to remember principle of entropy is when a bottle of perfume is opened. At first the smell is very strong, but in a few minutes the scent molecules disperse and the smell becomes fainter and fainter. The scent molecules disperse so that they are evenly distributed in a closed area, such as a room.

Energy can also break down. Energy cannot be destroyed completely – just broken down into less and less complex forms of energy. For example, a container of hot water in a room cools off. The room that the used-to-be-hot water becomes cooler, as does the entire house. According to the theory of entropy, the heat molecules can disperse equally to all points of the universe.

Applying the Theory of Syntropy to Life Forms

Albert Szent-Gryorgi did not dispute that entropy was found all throughout the universe. But he also thought that their was an equal an opposite universal force that not only kept things from falling apart, but that tried to make the object better or more an more complex and organized. For example, a baby starts out as a single cell, which divides and keeps on dividing into a highly complex creature.

Creationists call syntropy God. God makes sure all of the internal organs in a human or animal body work in order for that creature to exist. As Creationists are fond of pointing out, half an eye would not work very well. This is in contrast to the scientific belief in evolution, which states that simple forms of live gradually adapted to become higher and more complex forms of life through mutations. Creationists argue that mutations are impossible because of Albert Szent-Gryorgi’s theory of syntropy.

Problems with the Syntropy Theory

Even Albert Szent-Gryorgi was not entirely happy with his own theory. Because he was a true scientist, he knew that theories had to be tested. But how does one test for an innate force that tries to better a living thing? Szent-Gryorgi spent the last part of his life trying to answer this question and could not.

Creationists argue that testing syntropy is unnecessary because living creatures are proof enough. They state that if a respected scientist like Albert Szent-Gryorgi could come up with the theory of syntropy, then there must be innate flaws with the theory of evolution. Creationists suggest that scientists should concentrate on searching for proof of syntropy rather than arguing with Creationists.

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