Charles Breder

Charles BrederIn hmolscience, Charles Breder (1897-1983), or “Charles M. Breder, Jr.”, was an American ichthyologist noted for his 1942 theory about the arrow of time, entropy, and the origin of life.

Overview
In 1931 to 1937, Breder kept a meticulous journal or “hypothesis diary”, on subjects including: symmetry, origin of the atmosphere, origin of life, mechanical analogies of organisms, aquaria as an organism, astrobiology, entropy, evolution of species, and others. (Ѻ)

In 1942, Breder, in his “A Consideration of Evolutionary Hypothesis in Reference to the Origin of Life”, according to Steven Polgar, argued that life as we know it may be just one of several processes retarding entropy in the universe and could conceivably contribute to a reversal of time’s arrow. [1]

Education
Breder, having only a high school education, claimed that all he learned about biology and ichthyology was from the Newark Public Library. (Ѻ)

References
1. (a) Breder, Charles M. (1942). “A Consideration of Evolutionary Hypothesis in Reference to the Origin of Life”, Zoologica, 27:132-43.
(b) Polgar, Steven. (1960). “Evolution and the Thermodynamic Imperative” (abs), presented during meeting of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York, Dec 30; in: Human Biology (1961), 33(2):99-109, May.

External links
Charles M. Breder Jr. (about) – Dspace.Mote.org.

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