Today, my friends, we begin the last part in this series. I’ve saved the best for last. Thermodynamics! We’ll just do a quick introduction today and get into the meat of the laws next Monday. So, what’s thermodynamics and who put it all together? Obviously we know that God the Creator of all things, wrote the laws of thermodynamics when He formed this universe. Since then man has attempted to understand the complexities of Gods intelligent design. So it was in the mid 19th century that a few men, one whose name you’ll recognize undoubtedly, began to form the laws of thermodynamics.
Thermodynamics is, at the most basic level, what we understand about heats reaction to energy. From there this field of study branches out into the relationships of energies with one another. While much of the ground work had been laid down by Bernoulli, Boyle, Hooke, and others in the two centuries before, it was Lord Kelvin who coined the term Thermodynamics in 1854. Rudolf Clausius haD previously coined the term entropy in 1850. Both are credited with the first law of thermodynamics. The second law, though Kelvin did much work in the area, is credited to French physicist Nicolas Carnot, while the third is credited to Walther Nernst a chemist. That’s a lot of names huh? Shake it off, beloved, I promise we won’t discuss them all at length. Actually my main point of mentioning them all, though this is no where close to a completed list it, wow that’s a lot of people! Each of these men relying on one another, and previous men of history, to complete their theories. All without email…or google translate. Pretty neat accomplishment, right?
Over the next three Monday’s, Lord willing, we’ll discuss the three laws, with a brief mention of the fourth dubbed Zeroth Law, the principles of these laws, and finally their application. The laws of thermodynamics are often used incorrectly by both creationists and atheists during apologetic encounters, so this will be an important series. I’m really looking forward to discussing this with you! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.