The quest for knowledge continues. Einstein once said: “As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it.” Our ever increasing circle of knowledge will always be surrounded by darkness.
The first law of thermodynamics:
You can’t win.
Second law of thermodynamics:
You can’t break even.
Third law of thermodynamics:
You can’t quit the game.
The American science- fiction writer John W. Campbell (1910-71) has provided the following interpretation of the laws of thermodynamics.
I am intrigued: the above quote reminds me of perseverance and determination, especially when we are faced with life challenges that cannot be side stepped.
Now here are the non-fiction laws of thermodynamics
by Rudolf Clausius (1822-88)
‘Heat does not flow spontaneously from a colder to a hotter body’
This means that many processes in the nature are irreversible, never going back. Like our past.
An omelet cannot be turned into an egg.
Time cannot go back.
In 1865, Clausius used the term entropy as a measure of the disorder or randomness of a system. The more random and disordered a system is, the greater the entropy.
The third law of the thermodynamics dictates that it is impossible to cool an object to a temperature of absolute zero. Hence, the literary aspect of thermodynamics
flames of empathy