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savoy7

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Re:Entropy of Human Civilization Increasing?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2005, 02:17:37 PM »
Having more humans on this planet doesn't increase diversity of life's gene pool only the human gene pool.  Humans differ less than ~ .5 % in their DNA.  No matter how much we think we are different from one another, we are ~99.9 % like one another.  Compare that to how close we are to a puffer fish (~70 %).  When there are fewer species on the planet & greater numbers of one species, entropy is decreased because variation in life's gene pool is less.

again only my thoughts - not theory or law

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Re:Entropy of Human Civilization Increasing?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2005, 03:54:04 PM »
Thats what I said, in less words however.
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Re:Entropy of Human Civilization Increasing?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2005, 05:27:00 PM »
I guess I talk too much

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Re:Entropy of Human Civilization Increasing?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2005, 12:06:37 PM »
savoy7,
I think you've got it backwards.
Diversity implies different forms of order, not disorder.
Homogeneity implies disorder.
A shuffled deck of cards is more homogeneous and disordered than a stacked deck.
When things flow across a gradient, like heat or matter flow, to reach a state of equilibrium or homogeneity, entropy is increased. This is a natural driving force.
Entropy increases as things become the same everywhere.
So in your peculiar application of entropy to civilization, entropy increases as cultural diversity decrease.

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Re:Entropy of Human Civilization Increasing?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2005, 05:50:25 PM »
When things flow across a gradient, like heat or matter flow, to reach a state of equilibrium or homogeneity, entropy is increased. This is a natural driving force.


Great comment Demotivator.  You've got me thinking.

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