On 11/26/96 at 13:59:58 WLockeretz@infonet.tufts.edu said:
>John Lozier writes about the "entropy paradigm," in contrast to the "standard
>paradigm," which he says "still rules."
>What is the "standard paradigm," if not notion that entropy (and a principle
>to which it is closely related, the Second Law of Thermodynamics) places
>absolute limits on thermodynamic processes (absolute in the sense that they
>cannot be bypassed by any human intervention whatever)? I call this
>"standard" because entropy has been a bedrock concept in thermodynamics and
>because the Second Law has been unchallenged, uncontested, and
>uncontroversial for well over a century.