In 1999, Shu-Kun Lin, an organic and inorganic physical chemist, founded the the Entropy journal as a repercussion of his openly-stated confusion between: the “entropy” of Shannon, on one hand, the “entropy” of Clausius, Gibbs, Boltzmann, and Planck, on another hand, and the “entropy” of Prigogine, on a third hand.
Sections | Entropy
In 2014, the Entropy editors began to split the journal into sections, which, as of 2020, numbering twelve, with Milivoje Kostic (2015) becoming the editor in chief of the thermodynamic section. The following, as of 2020, shows the resulting effect, in respect to it ranked sections, and ranked authors, based on citation count:
wherein, as we see, "Shannon" has become the lead and representative author of "thermodynamics"?
Authors | Hmolpedia
The following, using Beg analysis, are the top sections and authors cited within all articles of Hmolpedia, 2007 to 2020:
Currently, there are 22-editors in total, with Kevin Knuth, an informationist, being the “editor in chief” of all the sections. Clausius has been hijacked by Shannon. The phrase “what hath Neumann wrought?” comes to mind. We point out, to note, that both Prigogine entropy, which is Bergson-based, and Shannon entropy, which is Neumann-based, are both creationism-coded versions of entropy, hence their popularity. The Entropy journal, in short, is perpetuating on ongoing Sokal affair to the minds of the unaware public. Namely, the convoluted belief that the science of the sun is information theory, not thermodynamics, and its units are bits, not joules.
This ongoing mess on confusion has resulted the "information is more fundamental than" entropy, energy, or matter ideology that many currently naively believe. An example of this repercussion being Ram Poudel (2019) attempting to defined the International "Thermodynamics 2.0 Conference", themed on natural science meets social science", to read on the conference home page that "information is the language of thermodynamics" and that "information my become MORE fundamental than energy or entropy in time", all so he could entice Seth Lloyd to speak at the conference; resulting Zoom conference dialogue on "entropy and information" is one repercussion of this.
- Journals – MDPI.com.
- Shu-Kun Lin – Hmolpedia 2020.
- History – Entropy Journal.
- Entropy Search (key: Shannon) – MDPI.com.
- Poudel, Ram; Thims, Libb; Haddad, Wassim; Kondepudi; Themis, Matsoukas; Deacon, Terrence; and Nahum, Gerard. (2020). “Boltzmann entropy (J/K) vs Shannon entropy (bits)” (YT), Thermodynamics 2.0 Conference, Group Discussion, Jun 22.
- Entropy (journal) – Hmolpedia 2020.