Book 2 - Glossary and Endnotes
Definitions not noted are from references such as Random House Webster's Dictionary College Edition (Novell-WordPerfect Corp.) The New York Public Library Desk Reference, Second Edition, 1993, Prentice-Hall, New York, NY. Roget's International Thesaurus, Fourth Ed., 1977, Harper & Row., etc.

1. Entropy (EN'truh pee), n
1. a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature or pressure, that is a measure of the energy that is not available for work in a thermodynamic process. Symbol: S.
2. (in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.
3. (in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature < (heat death of the universe) >.

2. Hawking, Stephen; Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays; Bantam Books (paper), New York. 1993; pp. 98 - 99

3. Ibid. p. 89

4. Ibid. p. 52 et seq.

5. Trefil, James S.; The Moment of Creation; Charles Scribner, New York; 1983; p. 214.

6. Hawking - p. 146

7. Asimov, Isaac; The Collapsing Universe; Walker & Co., New York - 1977. p. 148

8. Trefil; p. 151 et seq.

9. Essential: that which defines the fundamental character of the subject. This is often very far removed from "accidents" which are overlaid on the essence. A chair may be of many shapes, sizes, configurations (accidents,) but there are basic elements of structure which make something a "chair" and nothing else (not simply something upon which you can sit, such as a grand piano or a watermelon.) Determining the essentials of anything is often a taxing task.

10. Hawking; p. 79

11. Trefil; Chapter 4 [entire]

12. Zukav, Gary; The Dancing Wu Li Masters - William Morrow, 1979 (paperback) - p. 197

13. Ibid. p. 200, "Even with these...", pp. 236-251

14. Ibid. p. 218

15. Ibid. pp. 32 (footnote), 279

16. Bell, J.S.; CERN, Switzerland, 1964

17. Manifestation (manuh fuh stAY'shuhn, -fe-), n. 1. an act of manifesting. 2. the state of being manifested. 3. outward or perceptible indication; materialization: a clear manifestation of the disease. 4. a public demonstration, as for political effect.

18. In the section that follows, it would be good to keep before you paragraphs 238 - 267 of the Catechism. A complete understanding, or at least your acceptance of the essential and central elements of this section, will prevent unnecessary repetition of lessons learned over the past 1900 years.

19. Catechism . . . ¶ 293 et seq.

20. Ibid. 240

21. Ibid. 240

22. Ibid. 400

23. Catechism . . . p. 91

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