Non-scientists find themselves troubled by the Second Law of Thermodynamics: the physicist’s observation that Disorder and Chaos increase over time within any closed system.
The elegant shaping of galaxies, the growth of crystals, and the evolution of life—all seem to contradict the Second Law. And the universe is a closed system, right? It contains only the original sum of matter and energy that were supplied at the singular event known as the Big Bang.
Maybe, maybe not.
Although easy answers elude us, the concept of a multiverse—in which one layer of existence seeds another—offers a possible solution: If space and Time exist beyond our universe, then Order and Complexity could occur via outside seeding—and this would not violate the Second Law.
With a little help, anything can grow, even the soul of a single human being.
(From Dr. Rodger Swift’s Abandoned Lab Journal.)