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The Law of the Universe: Entropy

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Entropy is the idea that all objects have a certain level of complexity. The concept of entropy was invented to express the idea that things will always get more complicated, more random. So far, in all of our scientific observations we have found that this concept has been supported. In chemistry chemicals mix and match and combine to form more complex form of matter. In biology, evlution appears to favour the more complex with complex thoughts i.e.: us, quite literally taking ove the world and destroying, buit by bit any opposition from any of the simpler spcies. In psychology, the more adatablely intelligent or comple x the mind the greaer the successis in the environment. Low entroypy of complexity to high entroy seems to rule supreme. On the ultimate level, the very universe we starte with hydrogen atoms in a fixed small finely compacted ball-like or string-like (as later theoies are now suggesting) to the immensely complicated myriad of planets, atrs nebulae, black holesand other otherworldly manifestations. Questions remain to be asked thugh, 'why is there this trend towards increasing complexity, 'why did higher levels of entropy lead to the appearance of life'. 'has there always been a trend toward rising entropy and is it constant' and perhaps most importantly 'will we ever definitively be able to answer any of these questions?' Unfortunately, it seems that the answer to the last question was, is and probably will forever be 'no'. In this case, I am making the knowledge claim that low to high entropy is a valid concept. ...read more.

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The concept of entropy was invented to express the idea that things will always get more complicated, more random. So far, in all of our scientific observations we have found that this concept has been supported. In chemistry chemicals mix and match and combine to form more complex form of matter. In biology, evlution appears to favour the more complex with complex thoughts i.e.: us, quite literally taking over the world and destroying, bit by bit any opposition from any of the simpler species. In psychology, the more adatablely intelligent or complex the mind the greatr the success of the species in a given environment. Low entropy or complexity to high entropy seems to rule supreme. On the ultimate level, the very universe we starte with hydrogen atoms in a fixed small finely compacted ball-like or string-like (as later theoies are now suggesting) to the immensely complicated myriad of planets, stars nebulae, black holesand other otherworldly manifestations. Questions remain to be asked though, 'why is there this trend towards increasing complexity, 'why did higher levels of entropy lead to the appearance of life'. 'has there always been a trend toward rising entropy and is it constant' and perhaps most importantly 'will we ever definitively be able to answer any of these questions?' Unfortunately, it seems that the answer to the last question was, is and probably will forever be 'no'. In this case, I am making the knowledge claim that low to high entropy is a valid concept. The issue here is, 'why'. Can we ever rationally know why entropy naturally leads from the low complexity to high complexity when all we have ever known is our own universe? ...read more.

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universe including Einstein's theory of relativity assume the existence of time suggesting that time is neccesary to describe the universe even if it is both a dimensionless (scalar) illusory value (much like density). Einstein's theory of relativity and empirical observations have suggested that the progression of time can change although not run backwards except at a quantum level suggesting that entropy may also be able to change. As to whether or not it will be possible to say why there is a trend towards increasing complexity that question remains unanswered and no-one has suggested a possible answer, yet, maybe it's is simply a property of the universe and maybe our universe it just one of many although it would seem that this is not only nigh on impossible to test but also something that would destroy our current understanding of all empiricism as science would be different if there were a different set of constants for particles and I have already proved that every study is interelated in a fractal manner. I may be biased in that I have read a lot about theories relating to general unification and so I may have unrealistically portrayed our perception of the essence of the universe as being fundamentally describable by one unifying principle and may have been too hasty in my attempts to find patterns which are only co-incidence or don't really exist. Counter-arguments denying the existence of entropy tend to bely the face of rationality as empirical studies have all supported the existence of an entropy gradient to and usually run along the lines of religious beliefs and other emotional appeals that defy logic, again a different debate altogther. ...read more.

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