Charles Darwin's book, "The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection" failed to establish the origin of species. Natural selection could possibly select between two species, but could never originate life. The First Law of Thermodynamics is the law of conservation of energy. In physics and chemistry energy can not be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred. The universe could not create itself, it must have been created.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics is the principle of entropy, in which energy available for useful work tends to decrease. The organized complexity of a structured system tends to become disorganized as entropy increases. The progressive theory of evolution appears to be in conflict with the principal that entropy can never decrease or become more complex. It is argued that the earth is an open system and the sun supplies the earth with enough energy to offset the loss of energy due to entropy. However, energy alone cannot increase complexity. A mechanism is required to transform energy into complexity. The materialistic view of the origin of life must explain the origin of optically pure isomers required for life. There is no entropy gradient between the levo and dextro isomers. Living cells need information or design. Unassisted organic chemistry is not capable of separating isomers into to optical purity necessary for life, without information stored in DNA.
It is argued that entropy does not apply to living systems, because a seed can grow into a tree. However, the growth process is an outworking of the structure of the germ cell, which has within itself the encoded "information" necessary to assimilate incoming chemicals and gradually build upon itself a structure like that of the parent organism. This is not increasing complexity contrary to entropy. Evolutionists cannot show the origin of the first parent. There are no known examples of a mutation adding complexity or one species transforming to another species, only variations within species.