Why does the universe favour the creation of life?
Pulling together a couple of more or less sound assumptions I had this slightly odd thought that the universe is trying to come to an end as fast as possible by creating life as the ultimate means to this end in order to return the energy that was borrowed in the course of the big bang.
I am taking the following for granted:
- As the second law of thermodynamics states, entropy is and will always be increasing (for a beautiful explanation for the layman check out this video from Steve Mould)
- This will ultimately result in the heat death of the universe, which means that everything is at (roughtly) the same temperature. This is the ultimate level of disorder; if everything is at the same temperature, no work can be done, and all the energy will end up as the random motion of atoms and molecules.
Now let’s look at a couple of wilder claims:
- Living matter will increase entropy faster...
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