This. . Why You Should Not Clean Your Room Situations of greater entropy are statistically favoured. Things that are statistically favoured tend to happen, espe This Why You Should Not Clean Your Room Situations of greater entropy are statistically favoured Things that tend to happen espe
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Why You Should Not Clean Your Room
Situations of greater entropy are statistically favoured. Things that are statistically
favoured tend to happen, especially over time. A disordered room has greater
entropy than an organized one. Thus an organized room will tend to become
disordered over time. The only way to reverse this is by continually putting in energy
from an outside system (Le. making the effort to clean your room regularly)
HOWEVER, at some point a disordered room will be maximally entropic. At this
point, continually failing to clean one' s room will not generally result in a more
disordered state. Thus no additional input of energy is needed to maintain the state
of the room
Therefore cleaning ones room is futile - a task for the modern day Sisyphus. It is
much mo re energetically efficient to allow the room to stay at its natural, maximally
entropic state towards which it will always tend (and to expend that energy on more
interesting things)
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Views: 2376 Submitted: 04/07/2013