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Entropy: The Invisible Force That Brings Disorder to the Universe

The confusing nature of entropy

In big lines, entropy can be defined as a measure of disorder of a system. However, nobody can give more details about its nature, as there have been so many definitions of the term throughout the years. All these definitions vary according to the discipline the term is used for.

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Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
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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.