Category: biosphere

The Other Side of the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us The science of thermodynamics is the science that studies energy, it’s ability to transform into different forms, and the difference between energy that is useful from energy that is useless.¬† Indeed energy comes in a variety of forms such as gravitational energy, kinetic energy¬† or energy of movement, and the energy [Continue]

That Unlikely Poison, Oxygen

Total Share: 00000Follow Us       Of all the planets in our solar system, there is only one planet that we know that has an atmosphere of about 21% oxygen and in such abundance that if possible it could not only be detected from afar but if it was it would stand out as [Continue]

Life and Negative Entropy

Total Share: 00000Follow Us   For those of you who have read my blogs regarding the definition of life as a process that evades thermal equilibrium, by now you are probably aware that a definition of life must include the fact that life does many activities of many kinds in order to stay alive and [Continue]

Energy, Life, and the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     This physical universe is a universe dominated not just by matter but by energy. Energy is something that is real yet intangible unlike matter and energy is really the ability to do work. That would include the ability to lift a rock against the field of gravity where the [Continue]

An Acronym for Life

Total Share: 00000Follow Us I have written in a blog about a scientific definition of life “What is Life, Really?” which broadens the biological or as I would like to call it the “textbook definition ” of life but considering life as a process would require that definition to be broaden much further by considering [Continue]