Donald Murray

Donald Murray nsIn hmolscience, Donald Murray (1865-1945) was a New Zealand engineer and philosopher noted, in religious thermodynamics, for his 1939 efforts to describe god in terms of the "growth and decay" laws of thermodynamics, as he refers to them, and therein outline a theory of human destiny, as he sees things.

In 1939, Murray, in his The Philosophy of Power, penned chapter sections such as “God and Thermodynamics”, among other topics, in which he he attempts the following:

“In The Philosophy of Power, I am preaching on God and the Steam-engine, with many more familiar doctrines of the seers and sages of all ages.”

Murray, in this effort, touches on the conservation of energy, the laws of thermodynamics, Herbert Spencer, and the philosophy of power. [1] Other names he cites include Karl Marx, Max Planck, Wilhelm Ostwald, William Thomson, Rudolf Clausius, and James Jeans, among others.

Murray completed his BA at Auckland, New Zealand, his MA in Sydney, Australia, and his MIEE in London. He was a journalist, an agricultural student, and inventor of high merit telegraph systems. [2] He, supposedly, is noted for having invented the duplex telegraph printer. [3]

1. Murray, Donald. (1939). The Philosophy of Power, Volume 1: First Principles (entropy, 4+ pgs; god and thermodynamics, pgs. 6, 67, 72). Williams and Norgate, Itd.
2. William Murray, I (second cousin) –
3. Donald Murray (photo and description) –

Further reading
● Murray, Donald. (1940). The Philosophy of Power, Volume 2: The Theory of Control. London: Williams & Norgate.

External links
Donald Murray (inventor) – Wikipedia.

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