Perhaps this question is, at first glance, more philosophical than technical, I am wondering about this-- also -- from a methodological perspective.
In thinking about the 2nd law, I am interested in the notion of "experimental condition" and low-entropy "bias".
I am looking for an example of an experimental setup which does -- itself -- not decrease entropy through the work involved in the setup.
- The quintessential "gas released in a corner" requires (at some previous time) the capture of the gas, the work involved in capping etc.
- The egg breaking -- an increase in entropy-- was preceded by the huge amounts of work (unknowingly) by the Hen.
- The ageing person, whose body increases in entropy (and sags), was gestated for many months and a huge number of calories.
Are there many experiments (other than Wait some Time) that in its construction and set-up does not introduce objects of low-entropy?
Thanks in advance for indulging.