Thermodynamic view of life

Famous physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics E. Schrödinger
wrote (1935) a book called What is Life? Based on that time, available information tried to apply the laws of thermodynamics on living systems, and his reflections on this topic summarize the statement: “Living the system is fed by negative entropy. ” To a layman in physics, this statement he says nothing, but it is not such a big problem to transform it into plain language. A certain level of internal organization characterizes All-natural systems. Its measure is physical, a quantity called “entropy.” The more organized the system, the more it is characterized by lower entropy. If a living organism develops from less organized to more organized, must entropy “Exhale” to the surroundings, in other words – must receive from somewhere “Negative entropy” so that its total entropy can shrink. The mechanism of these processes has long remained unknown. Another famous scientist I shed some light on this issue.

Prigogine, who won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to science. In certain circumstances, I figured out that the system may be “self-organizing,” reduce your entropy. However, since the universal law applies, according to whose entropy of a closed system can be spontaneous by processes only growing inside, the (local) decrease in entropy must be indicated to compensate by faster degeneration of the surroundings. In common parlance, we call it “devastation of the environment.” It’s the price you pay for that some systems can self-organize. What mechanisms?

A certain organization can be introduced into the system as well as outside. This commonly happens in the social systems in which the organization implements by introducing certain rules (laws) generated by the managing authorities. Analogous processes possible to be realized even in the inanimate sphere. Art paintings on Windows can create an artist, but they can also arise spontaneously if we provide suitable conditions – necessary humidity and reasonable low temperature. 

The categories of direct entropy reduction in the system should also include acts of creations. Given the above facts, we can make sense
question: The result of what processes a person is. It’s clear behind that creative intervention “from the outside,” or just spontaneous development, resp. Both? There are still three competing for the answers to this question: creationists, “scientific creationists,” and evolutionists. According to the first, man is with all that is in him, a product of the “ad hoc” Creator interaction; the second group also admits a certain evolution but attributes significant changes to God’s activities. In contrast, the third group believes that everything one has at his disposal could have arisen by spontaneous evolution. The last opinion does not necessarily have to bind only to materialist-oriented thinkers. 

We know the theologian, and at the same time, the paleontologist Teilhard de Chardindeclared that „everything from inanimate matter to be the human soul is subject to the evolutionary process. ” In other words, God in human creation he could entrust this task entirely to “evolutionary technologies ’. This is the view taken by Mr. Prigogine, who wrote that “We do not know an obstacle for which life could not arise spontaneous evolution from inanimate matter.” So it can also be human the soul a product of evolution? This is a grave question, and it deserves deeper analysis.

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