Order and Chaos

Monday 24 March 2008

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Like your stomach subjected to repeated $1.99 buffets, the universe is ever-expanding. As it grows, it inexorably becomes more chaotic. We’ll hear what drives this increase in entropy, and whether there can be meaning in a universe that will ultimately become no more than a dark soup of cold particles.

lso, the surprising patterns of organization around us – find out why you behave with the mathematical logic of an atom and why you can’t outwit the crowds at your favorite bar. Also, happy 300th birthday to Carl Linneaus. Without him, you and your neighbors wouldn’t be in the members-only club Homo sapiens.

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