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The following are quotes by Prigogine:
- “Thermodynamic equilibrium may be characterized by the minimum of the Helmholtz free energy defined usually by: . Are most types of ‘organisations’ around us of this nature? It is enough to ask such a question to see that the answer is negative. Obviously in a town, in a living system, we have a quite different type of functional order. To obtain a thermodynamic theory for this type of structure we have to show that that non-equilibrium may be a source of order. Irreversible processes may lead to a new type of dynamic states of matter which I have called ‘dissipative structures’.”
- — Ilya Prigogine (1977), “Time, Structure and Fluctuations” 
- Prigogine, Ilya. (1977). “Time, Structure and Fluctuations” (pdf), Nobel Lecture, Dec. 08.
- Ilya Prigogine – Hmolpedia 2020.