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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Entropy and its discontents

This is a stunning and beautiful story of science, tattoos, and life after death.

Requiem, revisited - The Loom - Discover Magazine

Thanks to Phil Plait for the link on Facebook.


Side note: This reminded me that Ludwig Boltzmann, who formulated the mathematical description of the entropy of a system, has the formula engraved on his tombstone.  If the image of him on that tombstone is accurate, he had shoulders like a Romulan linebacker and could kill you with his forehead, chin, or just his steely glare.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the title of this post. -- Bill