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To: the anti-mahdi
Maybe a quick review is in order:

2nd Law of Thermodynamics : The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.

1) You have to have an ISOLATED SYSTEM... For all practical purposes a planet is not an "isolated system".

2) You have to have a system NOT in EQUILIBRIUM: A bowel of water & some chemicals (C, N, O, S, etc..) is stable to an outside observer.i.e. Throw some gun power into a bowel of water... What happens... So I'd read the research before being so dismissive & claiming that the 2nd Law is violated....

11 posted on 06/11/2007 5:50:44 AM PDT by Freeport
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To: Freeport

And yet those who argue self assmbly and increasing order argue both closed and open systems to avoid the 2nd Law—semantics in the end. You may exceed the speed limits posted but you may not argue the law.

The bowl you describe will disintegrate. The contents placed within will dissipate, putrefy, evaporate, and the residue will break down and oxidize.


12 posted on 06/11/2007 6:39:23 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Freeport
"...2) You have to have a system NOT in EQUILIBRIUM: A bowel of water..."

Sounds like the missus after a night of mexican food...

13 posted on 06/11/2007 11:46:19 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (Bacon is the only thing that keeps me sane.)
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