Suzana Herculano-Houzel

My kitchen tends toward maximal entropy

Kitchen Entropy

My favorite definition of life is a system that, thanks to metabolism (cycles of transfer of energy and matter) and self-organization, is capable of keeping itself at a dynamic equilibrium away from the ultimate equilibrium: maximal entropy, or total disorder. My kitchen, like everything else in life, also tends inexorably towards maximal entropy – and […]

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