In my search for entropy, I have found that it is an object of obsession for human kind. There are thousands of people who are baffled by the fact of increasing disorder. Many do not understand the true meaning of the second law of thermodynamics. This law states that the net change in entropy may not decrease. Many fight for the idea that evolution defies the second law of thermodynamics, but they are not considering the whole picture. Even though our world is becoming more and more organized, the entire universe is becoming more unorganized. The universe is constantly expanding and in that expansion, the possibility for disorder grows exponentially.
There is something wonderful and awe-inspiring in this concept of entropy. Is it the fact that there is something in this world that we, as a human race, know of, but cannot control? Is it a ray of hope that the disorder in our own personal lives are part of the big plan? This concept has been the spur of human imagination for hundreds of years. We know so much about it, yet we ponder that there is more yet to uncover. Take a moment to think, that if we strive to find order in all of the information that defines our existence. Then in our exploration for knowledge, the total entropy of our existence increases, creating even more for us to learn. Could entropy be the driving force in our existence?
This topic could take battalions of philosophical scholars lifetimes to fully comprehend, yet we sum up our knowledge of it into a simple law. The second law of thermodynamics is indeed powerful. All of the manifestations that entropy brings to our lives, in one simple law. Human knowledge in an incredible thing; but if I'm correct, this is only the beginning.
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The Second law of Thermodynamics
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Life on Earth - Flow of Energy and Entropy
Entropy, God, and Evolution
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Harnessing the Power of Entropy
Entropy and Poker
Entropy: The Origin of the Word