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Gravity and the Thermodynamics of Human Economy and Existence

Go on to the next article / content      Gravity and the Thermodynamics of Human Economy and Existence  The prerequisitions of life  The physical order of the material world  The source and the sink  Fast forward to life on Earth  You cannot short-circuit a thermodynamic process and then expect it to go on  A perhaps clearer summary of the above  A Second Opinion  The prerequisitions of life " What an organism feeds upon is negative entropy. ... Thus the device by which an organism maintains itself stationary at a fairly high level of he orderliness (=fairly low level of entropy) really consists continually sucking orderliness from its environment. ... An organism's astonishing gift of concentrating a 'stream of order' on itself and thus escaping that the decay into atomic chaos - of 'drinking orderliness' from a suitable environment - seems to be connected with the presence of the '
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Copied from Comparing the Time Frames Planetary temperature fluctuations: Internal or external causes? Lately, the focus in things climate change has shifted from Thunberg (perceived cause: internal forces ) back to Milankovic (perceived cause: external forces ) and back again within just a few months. Nevertheless, the fact remains that, though astronomic or cosmic cycles and positions can be predicted with utmost precision, weather and climate on Earth still and most obviously can not ; it seems there may be other factors involved; like - well, perhaps, indeed, the makeup of the planet's atmosphere. So, the following is premised on the assumption that, just as does the Sun's intensity, the position of Earth in Space, and even its own geothermal heat, atmospheric carbon dioxide can and does influence this planet's surface temperature ; at least it is doing so under the current circumstances. If it doesn't, t

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