Entropy and Life

In a previous presentation I formulated a new theory of biology. Life is a hierarchy of open systems, called Holarchy. Recently Annila and co-workers formulated a new mathematical theory of a hierarchy of open systems. Their ideas are implemented the holarchy of life.

Life is a holarchy which obeys four conservation laws:

1. Holon maintains an equilibrium.

Conservation of entropy

2. Holon begets holon

Inheritance of entropy

3. When perturbed, holon restructures its processes so as to

maximize dS/dt as fast as possible, and attain equilibrium as fast as possible.

4. Holon is a process with rising complexity

(entropy). Conservation of maximal entropy