MOS CALAMUS I

All matter tends toward entropy. Your hand will speed it on its way.

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

  • The hollow basal portion of a feather below the vane

Quill:

  • Bobbin, spool, or spindle on which filling yarn is wound
  • Hollow shaft often surrounding another shaft and used in various mechanical devices
  • Hollow horny shaft of a feather — see feather illustration
  • Feather especially the large stiff feathers of the wing or tail
  • Used as a pen for writing

Entropy

  • Degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
  • Change within (a closed system)”
  • The closed system (especially if we’re not physicists) is the entire universe
  • Entropy applies to closed systems of any size

EXPANDED INFO:

The heat death of the universe is a plausible ultimate fate of the universe

  • When the universe has diminished to a state of no thermodynamic free energy and therefore can no longer sustain processes that increase entropy

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