A Brief History of Entropy pt. 3 – Disorder

Still, something was just not right. Dalton's atomic theory was ridiculed by the Academics who refused to believe in the existence of such tiny particles, impossible to disintegrate and impossible to observe. Or are they? A Checkmate to Caloric Fluid What is heat, exactly? In 1777¬†Antoine Lavoisier proposed the idea, based on his experimental results, … Continue reading A Brief History of Entropy pt. 3 – Disorder

A Brief History of Entropy pt. 2 – Talk About the Revolutions

Around 1750 Europe and especially England saw the unfolding of the so-called first industrial revolution. Engineers learned how to build mechanical machines powered by steam, a thing that in the Ancient Greece was seen just as a recreational pastime. Now those steam engines were used to make clothes, turn mills and possibly to move people. … Continue reading A Brief History of Entropy pt. 2 – Talk About the Revolutions

A Brief History of Entropy pt. 1 – The Doctor and the Brewer

Prologue Tanzania, circa 3,000,000,000 B.C. A small group of apes are staring in front of an enourmous deep black monolith. No light is reflected nor emitted by it. They frown at this unusual, unnecessary, inconceivable stone. How could it be? Of course they are puzzled: they know that nothing in the World can be that … Continue reading A Brief History of Entropy pt. 1 – The Doctor and the Brewer