Thermoeconomics : beyond the Second Law

  title={Thermoeconomics : beyond the Second Law},
  author={Peter A. Corning},
Physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s What is Life? (1945) has inspired many subsequent efforts to explain biological evolution, especially the evolution of complex systems, in terms of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the concepts of "entropy" and "negative entropy." However, the problems associated with this paradigm are manifold. Some of these problems will be highlighted in the first part of this paper, and some of the theories that have been derived from it will be briefly critiqued… CONTINUE READING