2 - Glossary and Endnotes
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 &
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) >.
Stephen; Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays; Bantam Books
(paper), New York. 1993; pp. 98 - 99
p. 52 et seq.
James S.; The Moment of Creation; Charles Scribner, New York; 1983; p.
- p. 146
Isaac; The Collapsing Universe; Walker & Co., New York - 1977. p.
p. 151 et seq.
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
Chapter 4 [entire]
Zukav, Gary; The Dancing Wu Li Masters - William Morrow, 1979 (paperback)
- p. 197
p. 200, "Even with these...", pp. 236-251
pp. 32 (footnote), 279
J.S.; CERN, Switzerland, 1964
(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
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
. . . ¶ 293 et seq.
. . . p. 91