The Second Law of Thermodynamics

There is only one law of Nature—the second law of thermodynamics—which recognises a distinction between past and future more profound than the difference of plus and minus. It stands aloof from all the rest. ... It opens up a new province of knowledge, namely, the study of organisation; and it is in connection with organisation that a direction of time-flow and a distinction between doing and undoing appears for the first time.


A beautiful comment about it.

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 The Nature of the Physical World
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Eddington , A. S. (2005-05), The Nature of the Physical World, Kessinger Publishing, Retrieved on 2012-04-26
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