posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:32 PM
a reply to: swanne
I once read that life evolved to dissipate energy faster to reach a lower energy state; tend faster towards disorder (entropy). Even though life is
highly ordered, as a whole, the planet would tend towards disorder faster.
If this is true then I guess an earth without life with dissipate energy from the sun slower than an earth teeming with life.
In conclusion, life's purpose would be to efficiently dissipate energy.
Here is the link to the article I was talking about. I don't think my description did it any justice.
"From the standpoint of physics, there is one essential difference between living things and inanimate clumps of carbon atoms: The former tend to be
much better at capturing energy from their environment and dissipating that energy as heat. Jeremy England, a 31-year-old assistant professor at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has derived a mathematical formula that he believes explains this capacity."
edit on 12-2-2018 by Deluxe because: Adding source.