Re: Thermodynamics [was Re: photochemical advance]

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 08:42:53 MST

From: "Spike Jones" <>
> Are not atoms perpetual motion machines?

Not really, because the universe will eventually decay, and all atoms will
stop moving...
 but in the meanwhile, we can extract enormous energy from atoms *before* they
( E = MC² ± 5% ).


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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