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What is the relationship between the second law of thermodynamics and evolution?

On one hand evolution seems to drive against the second law in that it creates a state of (locally) higher order. On the other hand the second law seems to drives evolution - in the sense that it ...
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``What is life?'' by a physicist definition [closed]

The question is about defining ``What is life?'' in the field of Physics. Whether there is any (insightful) way of defining ``What is life?'' from physicists. There are pioneer works, including ...
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Relation between Casimir and hydrophobic effects

Background Some years ago I was studying "Fundamentos de biologĂ­a" (Biology fundamentals) and learned how the lipids create a bilayer due to the water repulsion. Some time later I learned that this ...
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How does the introduction of living things into a closed system affect the rate of change of entropy?

Does the introduction of living things into a closed system increase or decrease the overall rate of change of entropy of a system?