Entropy and evolution

  title={Entropy and evolution},
  author={Daniel F. Styer},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • D. Styer
  • Published 13 October 2008
  • Physics, Education
  • American Journal of Physics
Quantitative estimates of the entropy involved in biological evolution demonstrate that there is no conflict between evolution and the second law of thermodynamics. The calculations are elementary and could be used to enliven the thermodynamics portion of a high school or introductory college physics course. 

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