Julian Barbour, The Janus Point

I really look forward to reading this! It’s been twenty years since I read his last one, The End of Time. He says basically, that things in the universe should be measured from things, not from the four walls of our livingroom, that we place around the universe… or here, the closed box /the steam engine chamber, we use to derive the second law of dynamics, entropy, or that all things must dissolve into disorder, no matter if what we experience is increasing order; somewhere else there is growing disorder, and in the end, the sum of disorder grows. Julian Barbour takes away the steam engine kettle, let go of the chamber and puts the process out there in the universe, with no walls, and voila! Goodbye, second law of thermodynamics, goodbye entropy, hello ever expanding diversity.