[ExI] Extropy opposite of entropy?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 00:11:37 UTC 2016
I like the fact that entropy increases, if we ever get to the point where
that doesn't happen anymore that would mean the universe has reached heat
John K Clark
A universe that from the very first instant is losing energy and dying.
Bad design, I say.
On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 6:55 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 Giovanni Santostasi <gsantostasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Locally life is a battle against entropy.
> Entropy isn't always the enemy. Maximum information
> , or at least maximum
> information that intelligence finds
> seem to be about
> midway between maximum and minimum
> entropy. Put some cream in a glass coffee cup and then very carefully put
> some coffee on top of it. For a short time the 2 fluids will remain
> segregated and the
> entropy will be low and the information needed to describe it would be low
> too, but then tendrils of cream will start to move into the coffee and all
> sorts of spirals and other complex
> and pretty
> patterns will form, the entropy is higher now and the information needed
> to describe it is higher
> , but after that the fluid in the cup will reach a dull uniform color that
> is darker than coffee but lighter than cream, the entropy has reached a
> maximum but it would take less
> information to describe it.
> Another example is smoke from a cigarette in a room with no air currents,
> it starts out as a simple smooth laminar flow but then turbulence kicks in
> and very complex patterns form, and after that it diffuses into uniform
> and very dull
> I like the fact that entropy increases, if we ever get to the point where
> that doesn't happen anymore that would mean the universe has reached heat
> John K Clark
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