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Entropy: The Invisible Force That Brings Disorder to the Universe

The entropy law

The second law of thermodynamics, the so-called 'the entropy law', it is said to be one of the most important laws in nature. This law states that entropy, which is a measure of disorder in a closed system, almost always increases in time.

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Entropy is the natural tendency of things to lose order and become less organized. Left to itself, it will always become less structured. Weeds overtake gardens. People age. Sa...

Creating stability and order

This insight - that disorder naturally increases over time but that we can use our effort to create useful types of order that can counteract the pull of entropy - reveals the core purpose of life.

You can pull the weeds in your garden. You can clean your room. But because everything in life naturally turns to disorder, you have to use energy to create stability and order.

Entropy explains many mysteries and experiences

When we consider the human body, the atoms that make up your body could be arranged in nearly any combination and lead to no form of life.

Mathematically speaking, the odds are against your presence. Yet, here you are. It is truly remarkable.

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