How Do Life, Economy and Other Complex Systems Escape the Heat Death?

  title={How Do Life, Economy and Other Complex Systems Escape the Heat Death?},
  author={Sorin Solomon and Natasa Golo},
  journal={Econometrics: Mathematical Methods \& Programming eJournal},
  • S. Solomon, Natasa Golo
  • Published 2 February 2014
  • Physics
  • Econometrics: Mathematical Methods & Programming eJournal
The primordial confrontation underlying the existence of our Universe can be conceived as the battle between entropy and complexity. The law of ever-increasing entropy (Boltzmann H-theorem) evokes an irreversible, one-directional evolution (or rather involution) going uniformly and monotonically from birth to death. Since the 19th century, this concept is one of the cornerstones and in the same time puzzles of statistical mechanics. On the other hand, there is the empirical experience where one… 



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