How do the first and second laws of thermodynamics apply to living systems?

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Dec 18, 2017


Life can only exist when it destroys other order, including other life. It is physically impossible for everything to "Live in Harmony" - if that means leaving it alone.


First law: Energy is conserved; it can be neither created nor destroyed.
Second law: In an isolated system, natural processes are spontaneous when they lead to an increase in disorder, or entropy.