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If you let one thing guide you in posting here, let it be this:
"The second law of thermodynamics holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the Universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations - then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation - well, those experimentalists do bungle things up sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing to do but to collapse in deepest humiliation."
~ Arthur S. Eddington (British Astrophysicist, 1882-1944) in The nature of the Physical World (1928)
[Sep 12 2000, last modified Dec 06 2010]