This is a confusing definition unless you understand what 'entropy' is. It is a lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
One more explanation: 'an isolated system' means a system with no influence from 'outside' of itself.
Christians often use this law as proof that life evolving from nothing is impossible and defies a known and accepted law. They say that without God, the Earth, the solar system, etc, are isolated systems and can only tend to disorder.
Whether this law can be applied as such outside of thermodynamics is for philosophers and physicists to discuss, but the principal seems to work elsewhere.
Society, for instance, without strong controls on behaviour from governments or police, will degenerate into chaos and violence. That is obvious in many countries like Somalia, Tunisia, several African countries in fact. It is also true in Central America where cities are run by street gangs and or drug cartels and where murder rates are extraordinary.
One might also argue that America is an example of societal entropy, and for many reasons. For instance, the Supreme Court decided to strike down the law that protected the lives of babies while in their mother's womb. That is a withdrawal of influence on that segment of society, and the result was the abortion of approximately 50 million babies since 1973.
There is also the issue of rapidly deteriorating morality in America as laws loosen or disappear governing sexual perversion, pornography, etc. Just yesterday a friend reported a Facebook image of bestiality that appeared despite his best efforts to prevent such things. Facebook informed him that the image was not beyond community standards and they would not block it.
But on the other side we are also seeing the government become impotent with regard to gun control. They are stymied at every turn in just trying to ensure that anyone buying a gun has a criminal background check. The result is mass shootings almost daily making America one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in or visit. Of course, this is all done in the name of 2nd Amendment Rights, but that is a red herring. It's about money! It's about gun sales! When Americans wake up and realize that they have been duped by gun manufacturers and sellers, and that they are enabling the insane, the criminals, and jihadists to murder and terrorize their children, they will have a lot to answer for.
We are seeing societal entropy modeled in Europe where an influx of migrants, not just last year but for several years, has brought the social standards of Muslim societies into Europe. The consequence? A deterioration of societal standards and behaviour across the UK and the continent.
Just look at the devastation of Rotherham, England, where some 1400 girls in their very early teens were sexually abused and exploited, many of them raped and gang-raped hundreds of times, almost entirely by Pakistani immigrants.
In Europe, border controls were virtually eliminated by the Schengen agreement for most EU countries. That elimination of controls resulted in the free and easy movement of jihadists and other lunatics around Europe as they organized horrific attacks on Paris.
Now we are seeing another aspect of societal entropy in Germany and Sweden. Gangs of Germans and Swedes are now roaming around looking for lone migrants for the purpose of beating the crap out of them. This is, at least in part, thanks to the New years Eve behaviour of Muslim men unable or unwilling to control themselves, and molesting German and Swedish women. It also may have to do with the astonishing rise in the rape of white girls and women at the hands of Muslim immigrants.
The point is that good, orderly societies are becoming almost anarchic as a consequence of their government's unwillingness to adequately protect young, white women from immoral, Muslim men. That was true in Rotherham, it is true in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Holland, and many other EU states. Weak, impotent, or unwilling governments lead to rapid deterioration of societies. Societal Entropy!
|The masked mob moving through an underpass near Stockholm Central Station. Photo: Screen Grab|
The march, the most extreme reaction seen so far to the murder on Monday of social worker Alexandra Mezher, has been linked to football gangs and far-right groups.
It was followed on Saturday morning by a demonstration at the nearby Norrmalms Torg organised by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party, which called for the government to resign over its handling of the refugee crisis.
According to Aftonbladet newspaper, men were distributing leaflets on Friday evening with the slogan “It’s enough now!” which threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve.”
“They were scattering leaflets which had the intention to incite people to carry out crimes,” Stockholm police confirmed on its website.
By 9pm, three people had been arrested, one for punching a plain-clothes policeman, and another for carrying brass knuckledusters, although all three had been released by Saturday morning.
“We have been able to link them to hooligan gangs for Stockholm football teams,” Fredrik Nylén from the Stockholm Police told Aftonbladet newspaper.
A witness told the newspaper that he had seen a group of the men beating people who appeared to have a foreign background in the middle of Stockholm’s busy central Sergels torg square.
“They came from Drottninggatan [Stockholm's main shopping street] and walked down toward the square and began to turn on immigrants,” a witness told Aftonbladet. “I saw maybe three people who got beaten. I was quite scared so I left.”
Police on Saturday morning would not confirm whether any of the marchers had assaulted immigrants.
After the attack the Swedish Resistance Movement, a neo-Nazi group, issued a statement claiming that the groups had “cleaned up criminal immigrants from North Africa that are housed in the area around the central station”.
“These criminal immigrants,” the post continued,”have robbed and molested Swedes for a long time.”
“Police have clearly shown that they lack the means to stave off their rampage, and we now see no other alternative than to ourselves hand out the punishments they deserve,” the text of the leaflet, published on the group’s website, read.
“Swedish men and women deserve security in their daily lives and we therefore urge all others who see problems to follow in our footsteps, both in Stockholm and in other locations around the country.”