Daily Archives: May 8, 2013
All Creation Is Energy
All creation is energy, manifesting in different forms. As postulated by Albert Einstein in his famous E=mc2 equation, and later verified under rather tragic circumstances, mass and energy are inter-convertible. Energy and matter, however, display a conjugal relationship. Energy excites matter, and increases its disorder or entropy.
Entropy is the measure of the disorder, randomness or chaos in a given system. As we heat water, the molecules get agitated and after a point, the water begins to boil. Heat or thermal energy increases the entropy of water, and further heating causes the water to change its state and evaporate. The tendency to disseminate and equilibrate matter and energy across the entire universe is the basis of entropy.
From Order To Disorder And Back
The entropy of the universe is ever increasing with time. That’s a universally
accepted and proven law. Time is a programme that travels uni-directionally, from order to disorder. Logic, however, demands that the reverse journey, namely from disorder to order, must also exist. When we tidy up our room that was in disarray, we are taking this very path. Information systems are another example of decreasing entropy. The greater the information about a system, there is likely to be less chaos and disorder. DNA represents a highly complex code of information. It precisely determines the structure and function of the organism in a very orderly and structured manner. Read the rest of this entry