sexta-feira, 24 de abril de 2009


«Living things obey all the laws of chemistry and physics, including the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the amount of entropy (disorder) in the universe is always increasing. The consumption of energy is the only way to create order in the face of entropy. Life doesn’t violate the second law; living things capture energy in a variety of forms, use it to create internal order, and then transfer energy back to the environment as heat. An increase in organization within a cell is coupled with a greater increase in disorder outside the cell», Lawrence Hunter, «Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists» in Artificial Intelligence and Molecular Biology, (edited by Lawrence Hunter), s/d, p. 17

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