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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 06:54 PM

10. Have you looked at the report?

Here is the first sentence (from the Introduction, not the abstract):

How life abides by the second law of thermodynamics yet evolutionarily complexifies and maintains
its intrinsic order is a fundamental mystery in physics, chemistry, and biology.


Now I'm neither a physicist nor a biologist, so I can easily be wrong here, but I don't believe there is any mystery about life both getting more complex and abiding by the second law of thermodynamics. My understanding is the fact that life is evolving in an environment where abundant energy is being added from the outside obviates any concerns about the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

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