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Re: This Forum And The 2nd Law Of Thermodynamics

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Posted by nåte/">nåte on February 4, 1999 15:31:21 UTC

: How does the second law of thermodynamics play in the matter of existence, god, et all? Anyone? Theories? Opinions? Nate, H, Phil??

: Tön

good question, but could you make your question a bit more pointed? I'm not sure exactly where you want it to go.

I will say that the 2LOTD is an inherent attribute to physics similar to laws as equalibrium.

Equalibrium is the state of balance that results when two forces act equaly but in opposite directions. For example, place a drop of red dye in a cylinder of water and observe the once concentrated dye disperse evenly throughout the volume. Such is similar with 2LOTD. In the beggining of the universe (at instant) consisted of infintite heat, infinite volume, and zero density; thus infinite enthalpy.

Remember, (quoting the law of thermodynamics)

"The total entropy of an isolated system can never decrease", and likewise "A perpetual motion machine of the second kind is impossible".

This phenomenon, as well as many others, points to a finite origin in the cosmos. The 2LOTD arguement is one of many that refutes the static universe theory.

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