"Entropy" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Random blobs of power expressed as that which we all disregard
Ordered states of nature on a scale which no one thinks about
Don't speak to me of anarchy of peace or calm revolt
Man, we're in a play of slow decay orchestrated by Boltzmann

It's entropy, it's not a human issue
Entropy, it's matter of course
Entropy, energy at all levels
Entropy, from it you can not divorce
And your pathetic moans of suffrage tend to lose all significance

Extinction, degradation
The natural outcome of our ordered lives
Power, motivation, temporary fixtures for which we strive
Something in our synopsis assures us we're okay
But in our disequilibrium we simply can't stay

It's entropy, it's not a human issue
Entropy, it's matter of course
Entropy, energy at all levels
Entropy, from it you can not divorce

A stolid proposition from a man unkempt as I
My affectations major, I can not live by
But we are out of equilibrium unnaturally
A pang of consciousness of death
And then you will agree

It's entropy
Entropy, it's matter of course
Entropy, energy at all levels
Entropy, from it you cannot divorce

Entropy
Entropy
Entropy
Entropy


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"Entropy" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentThermodynamics are so hard to explain when related to humanity, lol. I dont know how bad Religion managed to do it.
    protogodon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEntropy. We use the word in a scientific sense, through biology and evolution. This song is about how foolish such a context is, because Entropy is a human issue, and it is always affecting mankind.

    We are just like our own specimens, "Random blobs of power "
    xvpatchvxon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was talking about how no matter how hard you try in life or put study, there will always be the unknown factor that will eventually change your fate. I'm probably wrong but...]

    Also the lyrics are wrong
    it goes
    "a stolid proposition"
    not solid...
    modern manon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe's looking at the fact that the whole universe goes from order to chaos as time elapses and even though this is not a very emotional song it describes the deep-inside feelings of a very sensitive person who looks at the world scientifically.
    r-e-volutionon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrevolution is close. but the definition for entropy (one of them) is the process by which all things and all forces evolve through time towards uniformity.

    that is contradictory to his idea of the breakdown from order into chaos. I do admit that in the context of the song it would imply that entropy is a decay, but technically its simply the loss of individuality in all things.
    protogodon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEDIT: upon closer research of the word's origin, it is commonly associated with the breakdown of some things, however the definition I gave is the current technical definition.
    protogodon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentprotogod is adstractly correct. to elaborate a bit. Entropy is a law of thermodynamics. basically, things happen because the result is an increase in entropy (measured in energy terms, watts/Joules). Hot and cold mix because it increases entropy. Entropy cannot be negative and is rarely zero.

    When our human triflings are measured on an entropic scale with that of the earth, the moon, the sun, the solar system..., we are insignificant.
    motel$murdermadnesson September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEntropy is a tough process and "thing" to understand. It is what everyone said. But what must be understood is that there is a bunch of scientific terminology that goes along with trying to understand Entropy. So, the question is, what does Entropy refer to in a non scientific, or less scientific, situation?

    One of the labels attached to Entropy, which has now been changed (only recently has disorder been taken out of the definition), is that of chaos and disorder as well as the dispersal of energy. So, the understanding, though false, was that Entropy referred to the losing or decay of energy to a more disordered and chaotic form. Again, this has been recently changed because it caused to much confusion.

    Now to conclude the lesson, I think the idea is that nothing is our problem (sarcastic) because entropy exists and causes energy and order to disperse and turn to disorder and chaos. "we're in a play of slow decay"
    maxbenon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am sorry that I have to write again, I forgot to say that do to the misunderstanding in science, the word received the definition (from thefreedictionary.com) of "Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society.".
    maxbenon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe second law of thermodynamics says that in all processes the entropy of the universe is always increasing. That means that ever process is destined for eventual decomposition. Life is an anomaly and even though we struggle to maintain it, it's merely an uphill battle we will never win. Read more at badreligionsanity.com
    badreligionsanityon September 19, 2008   Link

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