In hmolscience, syntropy is an entropy antonym like term conceptualized as a force which causes living things to reach "higher and higher levels of organization, order and dynamic harmony." [1]

In 1974, Hungarian physiologist Albert Szent-Györgyi proposed the term "syntropy" to replace the term the term "negative entropy" (or negentropy). In short, based on the misinterpreted logic that entropy is a universal "force" which causes organized forms to gradually disintegrate into lower and lower levels of organization and that some basic difference between the living and the non-living, Szent-Gyorgyi postulated that there exists what he calls the "principle" of syntropy or "negative entropy", as a drive in living matter to perfect itself, or something along these lines. [2]

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Anti-entropy difficulties

1. Vargiu, James. 1977. Editor of Synthesis 1, (Introduction to article by Szent-Gyorgyi). Vol1(1):14
2. Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. 1977. "Drive in Living Matter to Perfect Itself" Synthesis, 1(1):14-26.

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