Von Neumann's Blunder

Reilly Jones (70544.1227@compuserve.com)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 01:22:20 -0500

Hara Ra wrote 1/27/97: <Back to the room full of gas molecules and how
all of them end up in the corner. Do you have an argument which isn't just
rehash of the old one about liklihood of collections of indistinguishable

Entropy only makes sense in closed systems. The "room" in question, is it
isolated forever from everything else? No. Temporality reeks havoc on
abstract spatial theories. Rooms are open systems over time, meaning rooms
don't last, the gas molecules are quite free to wander the galaxies in
search of... extropy, of course.

Reilly Jones - Reilly@compuserve.com