Granville Sewell has posted another Second Law screed over at ENV. The guy just won’t quit. He scratches and scratches, but the itch never goes away.
The article is mostly a rehash of Sewell’s confused fulminations against the compensation argument, with an added dash of tornados running backwards.
Then there’s this gem:
But while Behe and his critics are engaged in a lively debate as to whether or not the Darwinian scheme for violating the second law has ever been observed to result in any non-trivial increase in genetic information…
Ah, yes. Our scheme for violating the second law. It might have succeeded if it weren’t for that meddling Sewell.
No, because the mixing case is a counterexample.
Consider my example where chamber A contains helium and chamber B contains neon, both at the same temperature and pressure. The entropy increases when the gases are allowed to mix, but the capacity to do work is unchanged.
Do you understand my counterexample?
I ran across another counterexample at Physics StackExchange, from a commenter called “Rococo”: