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for example the crystallisation of a liquid into an ordered crystalline solid seems to be an increase in order and not a decrease but this is not the case because you have not taken into account any heat flow and its consequences
The point is damocles, that in any closed system entropy always INCREASES and our universe is always progressing from an ordered state to a disordered one!! The ordered crystallisation state of the solid is more than matched by the disordered heat released as it does it.
The point is damocles, that in any closed system entropy always INCREASES and our universe is always progressing from an ordered state to a disordered one!!
one of the issues in the big bang and the early days of the universe is that although the condensation of energy into matter, and the gathering of matter due to gravitational effects may seem to be producing order, there are (at least) two sources of disorder that probably outweigh it: the fact that the galaxies are becoming increasingly lost in an expanding universe, and the fact that local gravitational accumulation of matter is accompanied by huge increases in the temperature (relative kinetic energy) of that matter.