cofty: "-- Entropy will decrease in a closed system.??
from the linked article: "eventually, the system arrives at a state of maximum entropy called “thermodynamic equilibrium,” in which energy is uniformly distributed. A cup of coffee and the room it sits in become the same temperature, for example. As long as the cup and the room are left alone, this process is irreversible. The coffee never spontaneously heats up again because the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against so much of the room’s energy randomly concentrating in its atoms. (Jeremy England)
His theory is compatible with the deist stance that the shape of the universe, and the workings of life are inherent characteristics of Nature. creation.