23 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 Relationship Between Intelligence and Entropy

Intelligence as a Response to Entropy > Summary > Intelligence Arises out of a Need to Maximize Entropy
From the original paper to a summary in a popular new article.
10 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 Unwinding the Sun from Coal and Trees

Fire is Unwinding the Sun's Energy from the Trees > Comparison > Burning Coals Warms Us With the Warmth of the Sun
Both are stored energy from the Sun. Potential turned to work when burned.
Folksonomies: thermodynamics sun energy
Folksonomies: thermodynamics sun energy
11 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 We Can Live Forever

Death is Not a Law of Biology > Contrast > Lovelock Gets the Second Law of Thermodynamics Wrong
There is not biological law that says we must die, and since we are open systems, we can potentially live for as long as we can get external energy from somewhere in the Universe.