I’m reading Parnucklian for Chocolate by B.H. James and whereas I’m not going to do a review here, I do know that this is one book you really need to read (pre-order on Amazon or through Red Hen Press). This book is just insane. I don’t want to describe it any further right now, but I will say that I am absolutely blown away.
More to the point, though, for immediate concerns, due to a happy twist of fate, I got an early copy after having already pre-ordered a normal copy. Since I won’t need both, I thought the best thing to do was get that extra copy to someone else. This book really needs to be spread around and this seemed like a good way to do that. As such, I thought I’d decide who to give that extra copy to on here. All you have to do is comment below and answer one simple question.
As we all know, Newton’s first law of motion tells us that an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. On the other hand, the second law of thermodynamics tells us that the entropy of any isolated system not in equilibrium almost always increases. Explain in a comment below why these two laws do not conflict.
Please remember that I am not a physicist and do not want actual answers, as I am sure there is one and I just don’t understand it. I don’t care about that. I want something entertaining, and the person who can provide that is the one who should get a free copy of Parnucklian for Chocolate.
I’ll pick the best comment when I get the book, probably in March after the book releases, and mail it on over. On the honor system, please don’t try for this if you were already going to get a copy, as the point is to get it into someone’s hands who would not otherwise have read the book. Once I choose my selection, I’ll have to figure out how to get that person’s name and address without anyone posting emails or personal information on the blog here. I’ll probably just comment with my facebook link and have whoever personal message me over there (unless I already know the person and their email, which would be easier for me).
Anyway, start thinking of answers to the question…