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Another example: If you have two bottles of different gasses, and connect them by a narrow hose, and put them in the isolation box, then after a time they will tend to mix together and become an indistinguishable mixture when you take them out again. What we would want to do is put them into the box initially mixed, and then on taking them out later find that they had unmixed themselves into their bottles. That, of course, is contrary to the Second Law, but it is here proposed that if one somehow processes the mixed gasses before insertion into the isolation box, that they could in theory be set on the road to self-unmixing, and that because the process for initializing the gasses would generate much external heat, the Second Law would not be violated. It is essential, of course, that the initialization process not itself unmix the gases . The gases at the time of insertion into the box must still be mixed in order for the experiment to be valid.