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Message 177 of 191 (816617)
08-08-2017 7:55 AM
Reply to: Message 170 by AndrewPD
08-05-2017 1:51 PM

AndrewPD writes:

Now you can imagine the same with a vase. A vase shatters. You could leave it for a million years and it would never reform into the same vase. However a human can intelligently intervene and quickly glue the vase into a whole again.

The analogy is misleading you. Measuring the contribution to entropy of shaping material into a vase isn't really possible, but rest assured that the entropy of the system (which includes people) increases when the vase is made, when it shatters, and when it is reassembled.


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