On The Nature Of Things

On The Nature Of Things

On The Nature Of Things

    Introduction The star of this article is Lucretius, a Roman poet living within 1st BCE Republican Rome. What makes this poet extraordinary and quite unique is that he wrote an epic length poem not of romance, heroism, adventure or any of that sentimental claptrap but wrote a philosophical poem on that of nature. You see, Lucretius was both a poet and a philosopher who synthesised the two into his magnum opus, The Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura, in Latin) a work dedicated to Epicurean philosophy. Typical of all works of naturalistic philosophy you will begin to notice

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There’s no such thing as entropy free lunch

There’s no such thing as entropy free lunch

   What is the difference between a living organism and a chair? Well a chair can maintain its state of equilibrium without the need for any help from its environment. Living beings of the other hand need an input of material and energy to maintain this equilibrium. Without this input living organisms will have to shift to a highly disordered state of equilibrium, the maximum state of entropy is death. To fight against entropy living beings must eat food, who would have thought? Yes, Food and its glorious gustatory blessing! whether it is whole foods or processed foods we need

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The Trump Card of Modern Nihilism – Entropy

The Trump Card of Modern Nihilism – Entropy

If you’re reading this, audio isn’t supported.   Entropy is as fundamental a law of physics as the fundamental forces of nature, that being: Strong and Weak Nuclear forces, Electromagnetism and Gravity. It is the motive force that drives the arrow of time. Viewing entropy from a different angle I would say that entropy is the interplay between matter and energy, matter cannot be effected and therefore disordered without energy, the real prime mover of motion and change and vice-versa energy needs matter to act upon so its effects can be manifested in reality. This article, as a philosophical commentary,

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What is Entropy?

What is Entropy?

This article is a preliminary for The Trump Card of Modern Nihilism – Entropy  The word entropy is Greek for ‘inside transformation’ which is why it makes sense in thermodynamics as this definition shows: the second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of a closed system will always increase. The second law is also known as the law of increased entropy obviously emphasising the main concept; entropy. In a broader sense entropy can range as a measure of disorder to the passage of time.   I think that a subject can be clarified by leading by example. So here are three

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