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Life, gravity and the second law of thermodynamics

Egan, Chas; Lineweaver, Charles


We review the cosmic evolution of entropy and the gravitational origin of the free energy required by life. All dissipative structures in the universe including all forms of life, owe their existence to the fact that the universe started in a low entropy

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of Life Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2008.08.002


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