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Fwd: 2nd Law of Thermodynamics



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Forwarded message:
Subj:    Re: 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Date:    95-11-10 12:50:25 EST
>From:    Dinogeorge
To:      ArtSippo

In a message dated 95-11-10 10:31:29 EST, you write:

<<  If the 2nd Law can never be violated, how did the universe get here in
the first place?   >>

The second law applies to macroscopic objects. Quantum processes freely
disobey the second law at suitable size and time scales (e.g., the electron
wave in the hydrogen atom, which is a perpetual-motion machine for all
practical purposes; instantanteous pair-creation at arbitrary locations
within the vacuum; etc.), and at the Big Bang instant, when the universe was
the size of a quantum object, the second law did not apply to it, either.
God, being a macroscopic object (I would think), would have to obey the
second law just like any other macroscopic object. However, since there seem
to be no constraints on the concept of God, you could ascribe any abilities
to Him that you like.