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  •  Energy is conserved, That's the first law n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 04:35:15 PM PST

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    •  Universally, yes. (0+ / 0-)

      Within the system you're looking at at the moment?  Not so much.

      Look at it this way.... a car burns fuel to produce energy.  Where does all of that energy go?  It's not in the car anymore.  It's been conserved from the universe's perspective, it's radiated off as heat, sound, kinetic energy and the like.... but from the car's perspective there has been entropy.  That energy isn't there anymore.

      •  Look at it any way you want (0+ / 0-)

        The issue was settled hundreds of years ago.  Energy is conserved.  That's the first law of thermo and an even more fundamental first principle of basic physics.

        An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

        by don mikulecky on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 06:15:55 PM PST

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