May 26, 2008

We humans are not so different than the engines which power our cars. The internal combustion engine uses a series of small, controlled explosions within a chamber to do work. Are we any different? Without any explosions or chaos, we live mundane, static lives which tend to go nowhere. The time periods devoid of any entropy are the least salient. However, should the explosions become too powerful, then instead of propelling us forward they can destroy the mechanism. Therefore, what is required is a series of moderate explosions which are neither too forceful nor too impotent. As in many facets of life, moderation is key.