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There are no violations of entropy. Thermodynamics treats both open and closed instances.Well, as Dr. Joe Pesce said, local violations of the entropy law is plausible whereas universal violations are not.
I'm a lot more ordered than the average of the rest of the universe, so wasn't entropy temporarily reversed during my formation?There are no violations of entropy. Thermodynamics treats both open and closed instances.
I'm suggesting that if time stops in a blackhole then in that closed system (adiabatic) entropy doesn't change either. The thread here uses relativity to point out how time passes at differing rates based on how things move or accelerate. I would expect Entropy rates to change in a proportional way. However, I must admit this is quickly getting beyond my comprehension.
No, it is only a mirage (as you know).I'm a lot more ordered than the average of the rest of the universe, so wasn't entropy temporarily reversed during my formation?
Whatever expense it came at, the end result is that I'm (temporarily) much more highly ordered than the rest of the universe. I eat dead plants and animals and turn them into highly ordered living functioning cells. I can even create order by taking a random pile of bricks and turning them into a house. My house is highly ordered the earth is highly ordered. I live in a highly ordered environment on a highly ordered planet.No, it is only a mirage (as you know).
Your "more ordered" structure comes at the expense of degraded energy, primarily from the cascade of high energy photons converted into glucose by the photosynthetic reaction center in plants, following the conversion of that glucose into "chemical energy" (e.g. ATP) which built your body. All of these processes are entropic, so humans and all life are a mirage of "anti-entropy."
Creationists use this false, anti-entropic argument against evolution (order from disorder). It is all a bunch of nonsense, of course.
I like the notion from quantum mechanics that says information can't be created or destroyed. However, I think information needs humans, ie to inform. So' I like to think of information as order, as that exists without humans. I will then say that order can't be created or destroyed. In this case, I don't think there's disorder, I like to think of it as order which is still order but just more dilute. In other words, instead of 'order and disorder', I like - 'concentrated order and dilute order'.(order from disorder)
Proton decay, black hole evaporation, etc. and general decline in all things baryonic etc. to longer and longer ER etc. is the apparent view for a one-way trip for the universe. It is hard to jump in on any one theory of it all since how could one possibly know which is right? In the end, it doesn't really matter, even if you accept a cycling universe. It is not like reincarnation. Cat wants to call it a "Continuous Universe", which would incorporate all theories. He may have the "theory of everything" right there!! If you are reading this Cat, I get half of the royalties.If you believe in a cyclic universe, the same applies. There must have been a gravitation collapse to fit everything into the contents for our big bang. This would explain why the big bang started off with such a low entropy.