Entropy: The Second Law of Thermodynamics | David L. Hawk | ST-ON 2021-03-14 – Coevolving Innovations

Entropy: The Second Law of Thermodynamics | David L. Hawk | ST-ON 2021-03-14 April 18, 2022 daviding 0 CommentsFor espoused systems thinkers who are predisposed towards towards finding an equilibrium (or maybe one amongst multiple equilibria), a discussion about entropy can raise discomfort.  In the systems sciences, the second law of thermodynamics — as an entropic process — is often cited by the learned as a universal law applicable across physics, chemistry, biology … as well as social systems.In economics, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen drew attention to the inconvenience that “perpetual motion of the third kind is impossible“.  Thus, “a closed system that does work forever at a steady rate” violates the second law of thermodynamics.  Towards unpacking the implications of this universal law, we drew on David L. Hawk for expertise.

Entropy: The Second Law of Thermodynamics | David L. Hawk | ST-ON 2021-03-14 – Coevolving Innovations