> If living systems are described in the frame-work of hierarchic
> equilibrium thermodynamocs the apparent contradiction between biological
> order and physical laws does not exist.
What contradiction? Massive amounts of energy are being poured into the
earth, allowing life to be maintained in an "ordered" state (at least
for a while). What's the big deal?
"To stay awake all night adds a day to your life."
-- Stilgar (Frank Herbert)