Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 10, Issue 22

2015-01-21 Thread Terrence W. DEACON
Dear Malcom Dean, Unless you are claiming that the past 150 year of thermodynamics is bunk, I think your denial needs qualification. Of course entropy is a mathematical variable. And yes it balances equations. And yes it assesses only one aspect of the changes that occur in a physical

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 10, Issue 22

2015-01-20 Thread Malcolm Dean
On 2015-01-19 20:37 GMT+01:00 Joshua Augustus Bacigalupi bacigalupiwo...@gmail.com wrote to the FIS list: Josh Bacigalupi here, fellow pirate. Thank you all for this thoughtful discussion. ... We can all agree that the creation of entropy is necessary to do work; ... With respect, this