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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Illustration Friday topic: "E is for -"

E is for Entropy

The 'Second Law of Thermodynamics' says all complex systems

inevitably become disordered.

Physicist James Clerk Maxwell suggested a tiny 'Demon' sorting

hot and cold particles could defeat the law.

Of course to observe and divide particles would also take energy.

'Time's Arrow' leads to the decay of our bodies and the much - debated fate of the universe.

Big Crunch (collapse)
Slow Fade
Big Freeze (eternal expansion)

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice - Robert Frost

Dark Matter and energy comprise 96% of our universe, giving rise to new theories.

And life itself creates complexity from very simple cells.

Rules are made to be broken.

['Maxwell's Demon' continues to star in novels, music, stage and screen!]

[Monday Begins on Saturday - Boris and Arkady Strugatsky The Cyberiad - Stanislaw Lem "Maxwell's Demon and Monsieur Ranque" - Arthur C. Parlett The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas
Pynchon "A Metaphysical Drama" by Vintersorg Homo Faber - Max Frisch "The Modern Demonology" - Isaac Asimov Mr Tompkins in Wonderland - George Gamow Oh My Goddess - Kosuke Fujishima Her Majesty's Wizard by Christopher Stasheff Maxwellsdemon.com "Maxwell's Demon and Monsieur Ranque" - Arthur C. Parlett]

Reference for above @ www.qdcomic.com/blog

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posted by Jinja Saturday, January 14, 2006

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