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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:58 AM

8. Yes... ice has less entropy than water or vapor.

Because liquid water and vater have more options how to create a certain situation. Ice can only exist if the molecules are at certain positions. Liquid water and vapor remain liquid water and vapor if the molecules are out of place.

Again: The margin of error is very small for a living being. There are only very few ways how you can switch out atoms or move them around without ruining everything.

Complicated systems have a low entropy, simple systems have a high entropy. Entropy is a measure for the LACK of information, not for information itself.

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