well apart from that we hear religious zealots claiming the end of the world is next week and I personally will have a great time on 21/12/2012 not dying, but from a scientific and psychological perspective does the human race have left?
I don't understand why people study that book I mean if god wanted to help he could have included an A level chemistry book and saved millions of lives there is nothing new about that book that can predict the future
Boogie man, the second law of thermodynamics shows that we as a race will eventually end. I was just curious to see how people thought we would end, global warming leading to mass starvation, poverty and civil war. Religious zealots begging for their apocalypse please who manage to get a bio weapon. Any Logical ideas you have
The second law states that it more probably for things to run down, for instance if you build a sand castle it has low entropy and will therefore disintegrate over time into sand, which has high entropy, but in essence there is actualy nothing stopping a strong wind from blowing in, mixing with the right amount of water and creating a perfectly shaped sandcastle, it is just more likely that this will not happen. According to the second law, the improbably rarely happens. Rarely being the operative word.
In the real world entropy always increases, with one exception. We might define life as a localised temporary region of decreasing entropy. Life builds up the improbable structure of its cells from the disordered materials around it. It does this, however, at the expense of increasing the entropy around it, and it always eventually decays back to the disorder from which it came. A molecule, a crystal or a planet form because they represent a lower potential energy than the alternative and are therefore more probable. A bacterial culture does not have this property and when life is extinct it returns to chaos.
The point i'm making is that we ourselves are somewhat an anomaly in the eyes of entropy.
The second law doesn't explain the movements of societies. Yes, there's a sort-of pattern that can be affixed for similian or metaphorical use, but the direct relationship, in the manner you're attempting to link them, will only get you laughed at.
Go find the social equivalent of the 2nd law, and keep yer dang physics outta my sociology!