The Argument From Here's A Thing I Heard On Some Podcast
(via Matt Stopera/BuzzFeed)
BuzzFeed's Matt Stopera apparently put himself through the ordeal of sitting through the Bill Nye and Ken Ham's debate at the Creation Museum last night. If you watched it live or read Johnny's account of it, then you know that he deserves some kind of a medal. Instead, what he got were 22 photos of "self-identifying creationists" delivering messages or questions to people who believe in evolution.
Many of them ended up being rather common creationist talking points, like the one above. And, like the one above, they mostly have pretty simple answers. So, to answer that guy with the self-satisfied gurn: No, it does not. The second law of thermodynamics states that objects within a closed system tend to get more disordered over time. The Earth, however, is not a "closed system." It is constantly being fed new energy from the Sun. You can read a more complex explanation here.
The Argument From Sunsets Are Pretty (via)
If the question is How do sunsets occur? then the answer is very simple: As the Earth rotates on its axis, any given point on the globe will eventually lose sight of the Sun as it becomes obscured by the rest of the planet. As that happens, its light is filtered through a wider swath of atmosphere, which causes a greater number of light particles to bounce off atmospheric molecules and therefore changes the hue of the sky. If the question is Why are sunsets so beautiful? then the answer is even more simple: Our species evolved to find the aesthetic beauty in them.