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Entropy 2001, 3(4), 259-272; doi:10.3390/e3040259
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Empirical Evidence for a Law of Information Growth

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Drexel university, Philadelphia, PA 19104. USA
Received: 12 July 2001 / Accepted: 1 November 2001 / Published: 20 November 2001
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Abstract

Based on a robust, phenomenological model for the growth of a system parameter, a relation is derived to test the evolution of such a parameter through several distinct stages. It is found that data defining the acknowledged major changes in the evolution of earth, the life on it, and cultural and technological growth, conform to this model. The nature of these altering events indicates that information is the parameter involved, suggesting an unrecognized behavior in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Keywords: information growth; second law; empirical change; evolution information growth; second law; empirical change; evolution
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