Entropy and Life

There are some interesting links between the concept of entropy and the existence of life in the universe. It seems as though the two are connected somehow, but we’re not entirely sure what the basest relationship is. We do know that you need entropy in order to have life (life is, essentially, the universal journey from order to disorder).

A new study published in the Journal of Chemical Physics (lead author Jeremy England) has revealed a mathematical formula that could potentially explain how life grew out of the basic process of entropy (if you don’t want to read the technical paper, there’s an article about it here). Continue reading