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Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren’t to blame

Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren’t to blame

When we see problems in the world, we’re quick to blame someone–anyone–who should be providing peace, love, and harmony: politicians, celebrities, parents, etc. But the universe actually bends toward chaos and decay. That’s the second law of thermal dynamics. And the most we humans can do is stave off the inevitability of decline through the organization of resources and information. So next time you’re feeling particularly outraged, just remember that it’s an uphill battle that civilization is fighting. And the more plentiful resources and information become, the more secure we are from a nature that’s red in tooth and claw.