Definitions

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  • n. The entropy that a living thing exports to keep its own entropy low.

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Examples

  • "negentropy," negative feedback, homeostasis and whose military model would be modern 2GW, with heavy top-down, real time command and control

    Defense and the National Interest

  • Deepak talks about activating the force of negentropy as a part of spiritual healing.

    Deepak Chopra: Spiritual Healing (Part 2): Negentropy

  • He focused on one particular phenomenon, which he termed “negentropy,” a state of total engagement and focus on something that is socially meaningful and productive.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Csikszentmihalyi argued that students who regularly experienced negentropy were more likely to be well-adjusted, happy teenagers who made a smooth transition to adulthood.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • When a person experiences negentropy, he is so involved with what he is doing that he loses any self-consciousness, feels at one with the activity, and becomes unaware of the passing of time.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Kids who played the violin, did a sport they loved, or were involved in a chess club were the kinds of kids who regularly experienced negentropy.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • If you're a member of the Thermodynamic Law Party: Without institutionalized marriage keeping open the possibility of energy exchange with the rest of society, gay couples will become adiabatically closed systems, preventing them from importing negentropy and thereby increasing, not decreasing, the entropy of such non-traditional but long-standing family units.

    Editorial

  • The ecological approach to land risks becoming a purely physicalist approach (treating ecological complexity or negentropy as the only value worth considering), whereas the Georgist approach risks losing sight of the necessity of limiting human encroachment on fragile ecosystems, including the earth's climate.

    Herman Daly Festschrift~ Ecological and Georgist Economic Principles~ A Comparison

  • High-quality negentropy stocks (i.e., highly ordered deposits of natural resources) are those which require low amounts of fuel and other natural resources to discover, extract and process.

    Biophysical economics

  • The faster we deplete mineral resource negentropy stocks, the more we accelerate the demand for a depletion of fossil energy resources, since lower-quality resources require more energy for their extraction.

    Biophysical economics

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