On the incompatibility between evolution and the second law of thermodynamics.

Erwin Schrœdinger, in February 1943, wondered how the evolution of life is possible, in spite of the second law of thermodynamics (principle of increasing entropy). This inconsistency between a fact and a law of physics, not taken into account by the majority, led him to say that we should be ready to accept a new law, the missing piece of a mosaic, to integrate what was already known.

A few years later also Leon Brillouin wondered: "How is it possible to understand life when the entire world is ordered by a law such as the second principle of thermodynamics, which points to death and annihilation?"

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