Perfect World?: Animals & Nature Response on Ask the Rabbi
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Perfect World?

How do you answer the person who thinks that the reason nature is perfect is because it couldn't exist otherwise? The argument being that all the imperfect forms of nature were almost immediately wiped out and what was left is what we call "perfect." I would like to know your reaction to this premise.

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

One possibility is to point out the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that all things are moving from a state of order to disorder. In other words, unless acted upon by an intelligent outside force, nature could never have achieved its state of perfection.

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