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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (2): 88–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jacob Peterson A logical question to be expected from students: “How could life develop, that is, change, evolve from simple, primitive organisms into the complex forms existing today, while at the same time there is a generally observed decline and disorganization – the second law of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 22–24.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jacob Peterson By growth in size and complexity (i.e., changing from more probable to less probable states), plants and animals appear to defy the second law of thermodynamics. The usual explanation describes the input of nutrient and sunlight energy into open thermodynamic systems. However, energy...