Request Anthere look at this one, as she is more up on theoretical biology...
There is no such thing as an isolated system[change source]
'The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system always increases over time' but in reality there are no isolated systems, and we are yet to prove that the universe/multiverse is an isolated system, it could be fractally recursal. --Dr zoidberg590 (talk) 01:08, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Proposed changes from an ignoramus[change source]
I’m wondering about a change from:
“It is a temporary condition in which certain things are hotter and more highly organised than the surrounding space.”
“It is a temporary condition in which certain things are becoming hotter and more highly organised than the surrounding space.”
Also, what about changing: “This is the second law of thermodynamics:“ to: “This does not change or contradict the second law of thermodynamics:“
I’m not sure such changes would be valid or acceptable. But on the outside chance that they were, it might be nice to address HOW such a temporary/localized reversal would come about even if it were to acknowledge that there is no definitive answer to such a question.
JaperZ (talk) 18:55, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Another way to look at it (or another way increase/decrease) confusion.[change source]
If an increase in the amount of energy of a system tends to increase that system’s entropy, would negentropy be a temporary (or localized) exception to that generalization?