Life Feeds on Negative Entropy

[A living organism] ... feeds upon negative entropy ... Thus the device by which an organism maintains itself stationary at a fairly high level of orderliness (= fairly low level of entropy) really consists in continually sucking orderliness from its environment.


It sucks the orderliness from its environment.

Folksonomies: life entropy

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 What is Life?
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Schrödinger , Erwin (1992-01-31), What is Life?, Cambridge Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-06-22
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    Folksonomies: life entropy thermodynamics
    Folksonomies: life entropy thermodynamics