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2009-Feb-23, 09:21 PM
As physicists use the word. And the relationship between information and entropy. Is one the inverse of the other? (If this requires a too much information for a forum posting I quite understand. Not looking for a free physics degree :) )

Trying to get a better grasp the final chapters of a science fiction/horror/spy thriller.

2009-Feb-23, 11:19 PM
Information propogates in the same direction as the arrow of entropy and time.

It doesn't go backwards. Some sort of universal check valve thingy...

2009-Feb-23, 11:26 PM
Okay, poking around a bit I find it is one of those kinds of questions not answerable in a simple forum posting. Sorry.

(This it like the fourth time I've asked something like that.)

2009-Feb-23, 11:26 PM
Oh, thanks Mugs!

Jeff Root
2009-Feb-24, 02:06 AM
For my information, Don, could you say what other unanswerable questions
you have asked?

-- Jeff, ineffable in Minneapolis

2009-Feb-24, 04:59 AM
I once asked how they derived the very, very expensive price tag of transmuting one element into another, (I forget which two ATM, the one that's supposed to be a novel energy source and it's precursor element) the other two were too far back to recall.