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So, I've recently been reading up on Schwarzschild wormholes and I've learned that they cannot exist becuase they violate the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

What I'm asking is: Why do they violate the Law?

I probably sound like an idiot, but I just can't understand why they violate Thermodynamics.

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Perhaps you could include a reference or synopsis for the fact that these wormholes violate the 2nd law? – BebopButUnsteady Jul 20 '11 at 3:33
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I don't know why they should violate thermodynamics either, but they don't exist because they're static. They cannot be created at any finite time - they must have existed since the beginning of time and will exist forever. The physically realistic Schwarzschild solution is created from collaps and does not have the second asymptotic region.

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are all dynamic solutions ruled out? – lurscher Jul 20 '11 at 16:15

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