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Rottenness is all

John Maynard Smith, 3 May 1984

Order out of Chaos: The Evolutionary Paradigm and the Physical Sciences 
by Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers.
Bantam, 290 pp., $8.95, April 1984, 0 553 34082 4
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... for which entropy in a closed system will decrease, but they are very unlikely. Prigogine and Stengers argue that, in a technical sense, they are infinitely unlikely: it is this fact which, in their view, guarantees irreversibility, and the arrow of time. Does this mean that there is some justice in the creationists’ claim that the origin of life ...

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