• Sociology, Medicine
  • Published in Human biology 1961

Evolution and the thermodynamic imperative.

@article{Polgar1961EvolutionAT,
  title={Evolution and the thermodynamic imperative.},
  author={S. Polgar},
  journal={Human biology},
  year={1961},
  volume={33},
  pages={
          99-109
        }
}
THIS paper is an attempt to те view some aspects of evolution in the light of the second law of thermodynamics. It is proposed that four processes common to organic and social evolution which retard the increase of entropy on this planet provide a unifying framework for the study of evolution and also have ethical consequences. Evolution and energy transformation have been related to one-another many times previously. One postulated relationship revolves around the principle of maximizing… CONTINUE READING