The Second Law of ThermodynamicsAugust 16, 2010
The second law of thermodynamics, also called the entropy law, says that the disorder of a spontaneous system is a function of its mass and energy. Entropy is a measure of disorder, decay, or chaos within a system. More mass and energy mean more possible states a system can be in, and are thus more fragile. Since larger people have more mass and energy, their bodies have a greater potential for increased disorder of their cells, tissues and organs. Thomas T. Samaras makes the point that a smaller person has up to 40 trillion cells less that are subjected to harmfull processes and substances and thus have a greater chance at longevity. The smaller we are, the less entropy will have a hold on us.