Entropy(cities) < Entropy(jungles) < Entropy(molten mess). So, what's going on? How did we manage to violate the law? Are we somehow miraculously, divinely above the rules?
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|re(2): and one thing further||
Hi - As I said in the posted solution (in the thorough answer) that yes, you guys each realized that Earth is not a closed system, right, but that is only the start of the solution. Both you and Charlie focused on matters within the solar system. But that, in fact, is not where the solution lies. It lies outside the Earth within the 4.6 billion light year radius light sphere: that is where the added entropy lies. I think you each had the solar system implicitly isolated in your answers. I think you each missed both what the added entropy is (new infrared photons - and not heat, which is the motion of particles) and where it is found (in very deep space) and that is what I felt made the answers incorrect or at least very incomplete.
Edited on July 11, 2018, 3:08 am
|Posted by Steven Lord on 2018-07-10 16:18:46|