I also have a scheme that I believe can defeat the generalized second law. My scheme is called “intelligence.”
I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
Our responses to the Muller two-step have been around for a long time; it would be nice if ID critics would recognize and perhaps answer them.
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.