Srdan Lelas

photo neededIn science, Srdan Lelas (1939-2003) was an Indian science philosopher note, in chnops-thermodynamics, for his his 2000 view that life is a local violation of the second law.

Overview
In 2000, Lelas, in his Science and Modernity: Toward an Integral theory of Science, used Maxwell’s demon principles and the 1944 negative entropy theories of Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger, to argue that:

Life is a local violation of the second law of thermodynamics by means of self-production through interaction with environment and reproduction through interaction with other members of the species.”

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References
1. (a) Lelas, Srdan. (2002). Science and Modernity: Toward an Integral theory of Science (ch. 5: Biosynthesis, pgs. 64-77, esp. pg. 70-72; keyword: Thermodynamics, pg. 135, 246). Springer; Also: 2000, Kluwer Academic (first edition).
(b) Vukelja, T. (2003). “Srdan Lelas (1939-2003).”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 17, Part 3, pgs. 309-12.

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