I'm a little confused about entropy and it's increase along the arrow of time. My perception of entropy is that it is a measure of order in a system and that high entropy represents dissorder. The final result given sufficient time. From what I have read, the universe has began with low and is moving toward high entropy. This seems contradictory to what I see. Considering the arrow of time. Can the soup of subatomic particles than formed the primordal atoms be considered a move of low to high entropy? Can the gravitational collapse of primordal gas to a star be considered a similar move? Similarly, the synthesis of heavier nuclei within a star, the collapse of heavier molecular clouds to form solar systems, the evolution of life. To me, it seems that the universe begins in a dense state of high entropy and through the fundamental forces evolves to a state of lower entropy, a minima, and slowly toward higher entropy given sufficent time. This is at odds with what I have learn't. Any advice?