I discovered an interesting little article tonight which philosophizes on the relationship between life force and entropy.
I wanted to comment because my intuition tells me that there is a slight mistake and, though it may seem small, I feel it has significance. I believe it is a dangerous misconception to automatically see death and/or decay as entropy...as a force for destruction. I actually believe that death and/or decay are often actually part of life force itself. This is hard for human consciousness to accept, since death and decay often mean suffering, either to those dying/decaying or to those observing. But on the grand scale of things, individual death and decay often lead to new and more various or complex forms of life.
Entropy is, to me, more associated with a more permanent destruction. The recent struggle by mankind to dominate, exploit, and control each other, and nature itself, seems to be a powerful force of entropy which could very well leave the Planet Earth a Mars-like wasteland. When it comes to human actions, we can be directly (purposely) or indirectly (through ignorance) entropic. Greed and/or hunger for power are strong forces of entropy, for example, for to accumulate personal wealth or great amounts of power generally means the suffering of others.
Now, this is not to say that I completely disagree with the article's author or philosophy. Quite the opposite is true, especially after adding the "tweaks" I have mentioned.
Peace to all.
3 months ago