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Single Idea 24161

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / a. Concept of matter]

Full Idea

Thermodynamics reinforced a vision of nature as one of harmonious flow. Energy, which could be neither created nor destroyed, flowed continuously between radiation and material substance, in themselves unbroken continua.

Gist of Idea

Thermodynamics sees nature as a continuous flow of energy, as radiation and as substance

Source

Jim Baggott (The Quantum Story: 40 moments [2011], 01)

Book Reference

Baggott,Jim: 'The Quantum Story' [OUP 2016], p.7


A Reaction

Interestingly, Einstein's Special Relativity e = mc2 seems to endorse this view, by equation energy and mass. I've always wanted to know what energy is, but no one seems to know.