The Second Law of Thermodynamics & Life Plants and animals defy the universally observed tendency to decay decline, and disintegrate by their own growth in size, complexity, and organization and by creating uniquely ordered structures.According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, some of this energy is constantly lost to the system.Unfortunately, I had confused nay discussion of the authors' conviction that biology violates the second law of thermodynamics with my own description of the second law.The Second Law of Thermodynamics, formulated in the 19th century, specifies that in a closed system, order must either stay constant or decrease.Dust off your physics knowledge-this is a straightforward application of the second law of thermodynamics, says Lstiburek.In this article, I argue that the second law of thermodynamics is of special importance even within the domain of the humanist, especially in the evolution of culture.When those Word, Adobe, and Excel files start to fly back and forth, my filing system does exactly what the second law of thermodynamics predicts: the entropy of an isolated system always increases during an irreversible process.
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