This is my first ever post here.
There are a lot of wrong ideas out there, such as saying that microbes-to-man evolution is not possible because it goes in the opposite direction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics (or 2LT).
Do not forget that creationists do not just fight against science, they also have their own internal squabbles. This particular nonsence involving the science of thermodynamics comes via, if not from, Henry Morris of ICR. The following is still up on the ICR site: http://www.icr.org/article/evolution-thermodynamics-entropy/
. Here, he succeeds in arriving at such a sweeping generalisation that he demolishes not only evolution but everything else that was not falling apart already. It is for this reason that the quotation above was needed.
Not daunted by his own lack of understanding of thermodynamics, he has another go: Henry Morris, Ph.D. 1976. Entropy and Open Systems. Acts & Facts. 5 (10) http://www.icr.org/article/86/
. Here we have the idea that biological and other process that increase complexity need a blueprint; evolution lacks such a document, hence evolution is impossible but there is no restriction on any other processes, they can proceed in accordance with accepted science. Since then the idea has been extended to include Information Theory - that includes the word 'entropy' as well.
So it goes on and this book seems to be the latest trap for the unwary. I have not read the book but the http://creation.com/world-winding-down-study-guide
gives an idea about what it contains except perhaps for those ' footnotes with extra scientific detail'. It is the same old Henry Morris stuff in a more popularist form; the same old 'entropy=disorder'.
The terrible thing about all this is that this book is obviously intended for educational purposes. The poor student will come away with a superficial but throughroughly outdated explanation of the subject that has in addition been twisted to fit in with creationism.
Some people in creationism know far more about thermodynamics than Henry Morris. They are dangerous because they can make any explanation seem as technical as they like. Underneath it all you always the same old Henry Morris version.
I would like to find time to write on the subject more fully.