- Dick Morel
- Signal Mountain, TN
- United States
Member, Cambridge Entomology Club
Do you think that a force like The Force portrayed in Star Wars actually exists?
Why do order and complexity arise in nature? This is one of the great mysteries of all time. After all, the Second Law of Thermodynamics says that every time an event occurs anywhere, entropy (the degree of disorder) in the universe increases. Energy and matter become more dispersed. As a candle burns, the flame increases entropy by dispersing the tightly packaged matter and energy in the wax and wick as light, heat, and gases.
So, if entropy always increases as time flows, how come we see the emergence of order, such as the ordered form of a candle flame and the stunningly complex order of life emerge? Is there a force that generates order in our universe? Does The Force exist? If it does, what might it tell us about the future of our species?