Maybe, maybe not.

When it comes to hard science (and I assume that if it's a law it's rather fundamental, and thus grounded in some heavy scientific reasoning) I generally try to sidestep it by metaphor. It's a well known tactic - elegantly cover up the fact that you don't really know what you're talking about by seeming to have something profound to say. Just last month I noted that quantum physics can't be used to explain the larger-than-atomic sized world we inhabit, but that this doesn't seem to stop numerous people from trying to do just that, and here I am now, perhaps joining the club I poked fun at.

Be that as it may, there's a certain linearity to the logic that leads me to claim that making sense and the second law of thermodynamics can actually be seen as opposite sides of the same coin.

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