The end is closer than we thought!

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Some cosmologists in Australia have calculated that the heat death of the universe is about 30 times closer in time than we thought.  Get ready! 

You many be familiar with the concept of entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics because it’s often cited by anti-Darwinians, much to my amusement.  The heat death of the universe would be the state reached when everything, every star and every hot plate, has cooled to the point that all the heat energy in the universe is evenly distributed.  At that time, entropy will be at a universal maximum, and no work will be possible – yippee! Only a difference in heat levels makes it possible to do work, just as you can only generate hydroelectric power if you have a difference in elevation, i.e. water flowing from uphill to downhill, not sitting still in a pond.  In heat-terms,  that’s from hot place -to – cooler place.  (Thus spake the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics!)

Of course, not everybody agrees that heat death is the fate of the world, but we’ll see, or rather, we won’t see…

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4 Responses to The end is closer than we thought!

  1. Ducky's here says:

    The Laws of Thermodynamics.

    1. You can’t win

    2. You can’t break even

    3. You can’t get out of the game.

  2. zeusiswatching says:

    “You many be familiar with the concept of entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics because it’s often cited by anti-Darwinians, much to my amusement.”

    They apply it wrongly too. Amusing and sad.

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