Extropy and Life (I)

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (gomes@dpx.cnen.gov.br)
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 14:06:13 +0000

Dear Extropians,

As far as I could think, the concept of extropy is more important
than it seems:
Let's begin considering the dual oposition:


Entropy is said as one of the characteristics of the universe as a
whole. But it is not locally always true ! Extropy seems to be
another physical tendency and, apparently, is strongly related to
existence of life. The chemicals when discovered the concept of
entropy were not studying biochemical reactions...
If one studies physics following a biophysical reverse path, will
identify some reactions and phenomena which are eminently
extropic... Organism is organization and not disorder...
I should even risk to make an afirmation: LIFE JUST APPEARS WHEN THE
LOCAL PARTIAL DERIVATE dX/dt > 0 (X=Extropy, complementary of
entropy (S), S+X = ?, cte or not ?)

Some of the many questions that should arise are:

1.Which are the fundamental extropic reactions and phenomena and
which are responsible to life creation (or any extropic phenomena
could lead to a certain kind of life form?)?

2. What conditions lead the same particles set to have extropic or
extropic behaviour?

3. What conditions would reverse the extropic/entropic state of a set
of particles (including aglomerate objects)?

4. What were the extropic conditions that have generated life on
Earth ?

I would invite the creators of the Extropy Group to join us in this



Prof. Gomes

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