Arthur Stanley Eddington on the 2nd law

“The law that entropy always increases holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell’s equations – then so much the worse for Maxwell’s equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation – well, these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the Second Law of Thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.” –Arthur Stanley Eddington

One Response to “Arthur Stanley Eddington on the 2nd law”

  1. bunne Says:

    The universe is, according to physics, seeking stasis. Is that stasis completion, dissolution, or a reboot due to the boundless amount of potential energy bouncing around in every atom? Ah dunno. Inneresting, though.

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