The Second Law as a Cause of the Evolution

Oded KAFRI

Abstract


Abstract. It is a common belief that in any environment where life is possible, life will generated. Here it suggested that the cause for a spontaneous generation of complex systems is probability driven processes. Based on equilibrium thermodynamics, it argued that in low occupation number statistical systems, the second law of thermodynamics yields an increase of thermal entropy and a canonic energy distribution. However, in high occupation number statistical systems, the same law for the same reasons yields an increase of information and a Benford's law/power-law energy distribution. It is therefore, plausible, that eventually the heat death is not necessarily the end of the universe.

Keywords. Information theory, Thermodynamics, Entropy, Evolution.

JEL. C62.



Keywords


Information theory; Thermodynamics; Entropy; Evolution.

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