?

Log in

entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
Physics vs Economics - Musings & Ravings
caliantrias
caliantrias
Physics vs Economics
I love the following exchange. Sadly, some economists actually believe this.


"In a paper soon to be published (PDF) in the Astrophysical Journal, Australian researchers have estimated the entropy of the universe is about 30 times higher than previous estimates. According to their research, super-massive black holes 'are the largest contributor to the entropy of the observable universe, contributing at least an order of magnitude more entropy than previously estimated.' For those of us who like their science in the form of a car analogy, Dr. Lineweaver compared their results to a car's gas tank. He states, 'It's a bit like looking at your gas gauge and saying "I thought I had half a gas tank, but I only have a quarter of a tank."'"


From the comments;


click2005: So as well as peak oil now we have to worry about peak universe?
Penguinisto: ...don't worry, the free market will save the universe (by making it so damned expensive to live here that corporations will arise and find us other universes to exploit, naturally...)



http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/01/26/145223/Universe-Closer-To-Heat-Death-Than-Once-Thought
Leave a comment