[ExI] a doubt concerning the h+ future

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 07:41:35 UTC 2007

On 04/06/07, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:

This is getting incredibly silly.  There is nothing in science or
> physics that will allow one macro object to spontaneously turn into a
> totally different macro object.   And what is the value of these
> rarefied discussions of the oh so modern version of how many angels
> can dance on the head of a pin anyway?

Even classical physics allows that the randomly moving atoms in an object
might coincidentally line up and move in a particular direction, so that it
spontaneously changes shape. This is of course *extremely unlikely* to
happen, but it isn't impossible. That's where the "statistical" in
statistical mechanics comes from.

Stathis Papaioannou
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