We criticize Rifkin early on for displaying a startling lack of particle physics logic; he peculiarly describes the solar’s power and warmth’s future: “A few of this power is captured by residing issues and transformed into varieties helpful to maintain life, whereas the remainder finally ends up as warmth and is radiated again into house.” Not unexpectedly, he merely displays custom’s acceptance of intangible science; that’s: ignore these issues not readily contradicting the workability in utilized science.
Really, Final Particle logic will dispute Rifkin’s posit and outline the Universe product as particles transformed to warmth power by pace and depth. Rejecting the above quote from Rifkin’s dealing with web page, a principle on the recyclable nature of power requiring solely the essence of pace because it pertains to frequency. On this theoretical compost, warmth power is constantly transformed and can’t solely radiate again into house however reabsorb into the closest mass receptacle. If this principle was not true, astronauts couldn’t view the earth from outer house; certainly, the moon could be invisible.
In describing the Second Regulation of Thermodynamics, Rifkin states: “Whereas power can’t be created or destroyed, it’s regularly altering in type, however all the time in a single path, from obtainable to unavailable… each time power is reworked, some quantity of obtainable power is misplaced within the course of; that’s, it’s not in a position to carry out helpful work.” He proposes such loss to be not loss however ‘entropy’… reworked in a single path; from scorching to chilly, concentrated to dispersed, or ordered to disordered. We should disagree: easy logic will decide a seamless conversion of chilly to scorching and scorching to chilly.
Describing power because it pertains to trendy civilization, Rifkin accurately notes: the collapse of nice civilizations happens due to a ‘failure of vitality,’ an incapacity to mobilize human power; probably the most ardent supporters of fossil-fuel power doubt the hydrocarbon period will survive 21st century excesses. Citing our declining tradition and growing welfare mentality, Rifkin parallels world economies with decline of the good Roman Empire, and citing the failure in elevated power output to fulfill a diminished power enter. An alleged utterance from Plato and Aristotle philosophy stating an apparent axiom:…whereby, you can’t get one thing from nothing.
And as this philosophy pertains to particle physics and Thermodynamic Guidelines, you can’t convert one thing into nothing. Vitality have to be completely recyclable or power will stop to be useful!
Citing Saudi Arabia’s sociological conundrums, certainly the Center East as an Islam extension, apologetically underpinned, Rifkin explores the Saudi declining power output and its nonproductive inhabitants more and more depending on the desire of Allah-following Mohammed’s ‘righteousness path.’ In the very best reasoning of educated exegetes, ‘righteousness’ was the farthermost thought in Mohammed mentality; he pursued solely probably the most perverse acts to entertain his most unholy pleasures. Endemic to Center East tradition and never in contrast to Western propensity, we scratch solely the place it feels good.
Rifkin notes the significance of ‘decarbonization’ or society’s resort to fuels containing larger hydrogen to carbon ratios, and suggests Hydrogen ought to full the journey into decarbonization… more and more regarded to as the good hope for humanity’s continued advance on Earth.
On this sense, Rifkin acknowledges the power resident in Hydrogen atom interactions, sure into Earth’s mass; he predicts: power shall be as low cost in a single a part of the nation as one other, in order that business shall be enormously decentralized.
Selling hydrogen gasoline cells as a wave of the close to future, Rifkin describes the interior workings of gasoline cells versus chemical power and as a should various to fossil fuels. He’s right, in fact! With 684 bibliographic references on 255 whole pages, Rifkin attracts on wide-ranging pursuits, from sociology, faith, and physics, particularly power’s influence on anthropic precept existentialisms.
There you have got it! Regardless of the dialogue or matter main, there can exist little separation between physics and metaphysics. Our thoughts regularly concocts a mixture of metaphysics wanted for survival and survival wanted for physics. We’re a bodily entity embroiled in thriller, the unexplained, the intangible, the imponderable. Immortality identifies as the last word need of our oxygen/hydrogen fueled existentialism, however perpetuity into its realm can’t be a surety harnessed to our current attainment car. Syllogistic logic, to qualitatively examine our need for immortality is on the market to these prepared to do the analysis!
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