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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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