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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

40. OK, how about "ultimate end state"?

My point that Human beings are entropy engines in the service of a universal system that has the achievement of thermodynamic equilibrium as its driving force. Waste heat is the way it gets there - the ultimate end state - and maximizing waste heat is the fastest way to get there.

Humans are the most effective agents of the Maximum Entropy Principle yet developed by evolution here on Earth. We follow the dictates of the Maximum Power Principle to accomplish this. We are really, really good at it.

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