ENTROPY by Jeremy Rifkin. Introduction: p. 3 Each day we awake to a world that appears more confused and disordered than the one we left the night before. Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin published in by Viking Press. ( with Ted Howard). Once in a great while an idea changes the course of history. I have before me a letter from Jeremy Rifkin, author of Entropy: A New World View. His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway.

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Ajeje Brazov rated it really liked it Aug 23, I find myself puzzling over why Rifkin doesn’t take up Thomas Malthus, nihilism, or atheism in his book-length discussion of this topic which seem to me to be relevant to someone reminding his readers about the earth’s finite energy resources and the inevitable end of all life on the planet and I guess eventually all life everywhere.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, and that will lead to the destruction of our c Non-fiction book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, with an Afterword by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen.

Such critiques are addressed by properly defining the system under consideration. Alfred Knopf, New York, We watch our friends get old and die. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mar 07, Harry Kessels rated it it was amazing Shelves: View freely available titles: Interesting to read it and think, what of his predictions have come true?


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I accidentally picked this book up thinking it was about physics. Reprinted by permission of Charles Rfikin Sons. In fact, order spontaneously increases in the world all the time in evolution and also in an economy that is constantly improved.

And then also the subtitle is A New World View and Rifkin’s position is that we all need to start living as ascetically as possible because the human population will decrease dramatically – catastrophically or otherwise – once nonrenewable energy is depleted and we transition to what jerwmy calls the Solar Age which might otherwise be known as the Thunderdome Age given how well competing groups of people have historically gotten alongbut this world view isn’t explicated in great enough length to sound like a viable new model of human society, so while I recognize the same problem he does I can’t see the solution he proscribes.

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Boltzmann’s work of a hundred years ago is ignored, as are numerous works of modern science showing the antientropic character of energy flow processes. From inside the book. From inside the book.

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Into the Greenhouse World. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. An interesting book but Rivkin applies entropy incorrectly to social systems. Rifkin’s views assume that entropy is disorder. In the book the authors analyze the world’s economic and social structures by using the second law of thermodynamicsalso known as the law of entropy. This has increased the disorder of the universe by about 3×10 24 units, about twenty million million million times the increase in order because you remembered my talk.

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The book promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and slow resource consumption as the solution to delay the inevitable: Contents Into the Greenhouse World. Giulietta rated it really liked it Jun 21,