Re: Zero'th Law

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 22:41:45 -0400

Thom Quinn ( did ask:

>Last week, there was a discussion on the zeroth law of robotics.
>I once heard of the zeroth law of thermodynamics, but have never
>seen it listed anywhere. What is the zeroth law of thermodynamics?

IAN: The zeroth law of thermodynamics seems circular to me. It states that if you have two bodies A and B, and the temperature of A = B, and you have another body C, the temperature of which equals that of
A and B, then A = B = C. Gasp!

My law of zero-temperature says that the temperature of All (such as the whole uni verse, all space and time) is zero, since the hottest part of All is as much hotter (+) than the coldest parts as the coldest parts are colder (-), and this equal and opposite symmetry sums to zero difference.

This is also true for any subset of All. Of the time period covering 24 hours, the temperature in a room has points/periods that are hotter and that are colder, and the net difference equals zero. Since any numerical temperature is measured by its difference from temperature = zero, and since 1 - 1 = 0 and 0 - 1 = -1, net difference /temperature always equals zero.

Everything is a state of difference,
and net difference always equals zero. This is the Great Void known as Brahman.

VISIT Ian Williams Goddard -------->