Thursday, November 03, 2005

Entropy

Our existence is predicted by the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. As we are currently existing at a low level of entropy, it is predicted that there must have been a high level of entropy at an arbitrary point in time before now. The odds against our existence would then be phenomenonally miniscule, as a relatively constant high level of entropy Universe should have no need of evolving to a lower state of entropy.

Except for the random fluctuations.

There would be random fluctuations. That's us. We are a massively unlikely random fluctuation on the grandest of possible grand scales. The entire Universe, that is. Random Fluctuation. Poof, the high-entropy Universe fluctuates, as it is wont to do, and we are called into existence. Maybe it was only yesterday. Maybe we are only here for this one moment, before being fluctuated back out of existence. But what we do know, is that we did not evolve to this point. We were created in one giant random moment; us, the planets, the galaxies, all the fossils buried in the ground, all the laws of physics, all the books, all your memories.

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