How is entropy related to life? How did the concept of entropy develop in the la


How is entropy related to life?
How did the concept of entropy develop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Why did so many scientists of the time find it depressing, and think it was inconsistent with evolution and/or the phenomenon of life itself? What is vitalism, and how do aspects of it still linger in science today, even after it has long been rejected? (A single paper is not expected to address all these questions: again, focus your claims on one or two aspects of the history.)


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