Re: Entropy, Georgescu, Rifkin

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Thu, 1 Feb 1996 13:44:38 PST

On Feb 1, John Lozier wrote:

>...The thread is entropy, not Rifkin.
>..."The universe will run down more slowly if we clean up our act."

Our possible impact on how fast the universe "runs" is pretty wishful
thinking. Some writers neglect to consider how big the universe is!
If entropy is indeed the thread, any thermodynamics textbook is a good
source of information. Entropy was first defined by German physicist
Rudolph Clasius in 1865.