I don't know if this is the appropriate forum for my dilemma, but here it goes: Second law of thermodynamics says that the entropy in the universe increases. In every texbook I have learned, ice is considered to have low entropy. When it melts, entropy increases. When that water becomes water vapor, entropy increases. Notice the direction from solid (ice) to a gas (water vapor), entropy increases -- in mathematical terms, the degrees of freedom increase. Now over to cosmology. Here in that subject, gas (the one in which the universe supposedly started) is low entropy. Today, the universe is in a state of higher entropy -- the galaxies and everything else, including that piece of ice, are in a higher state of entropy. Notice the direction from gas to solid, entropy increases. There seems to be a contradiction. Anyone???