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Physicist here. The description of real-life entropy does not seem to accord with current thinking. The article says that "an arrangement of molecules equally spaced out so you could make a grid out of them is more "chaotic" than a random or haphazard arrangement of molecules." This is not an accurate description of entropy. Quite the contrary. The Boltzmann definition of entropy is S = k ln W, where W is the number of microstates. At absolute zero, where substances will theoretically form a perfect crystalline configuration, i.e. "you could make a grid out of them", there is only "one" microstate (in reality more, 'cause of quantum). So entropy S=0. S does indeed grow larger as the system becomes randomly (though evenly) distributed, in accordance with intuitive concepts of order. There are actual cases in which thermodynamic entropy and intuitive concepts of disorder are opposed, but this is not the typical case. I'm thinking about editing.
That seems like a very questionable reading of entropy to me as well - I've pulled it:
I can't help but consider two of the four temperaments as part of this factor.
Melancholic, being extremely perfectionistic, can easily qualify as Order. Sanguine, on the other hand, values creativity and socialization over tasks, making a good example of Chaos.
Phlegmatic & Choleric are something else entirely.
Actually, Eggman and Sonic conflict represents tecnology vs nature. I not knows about the other adaptations, but in the games he never represented "order" and used CHAOS Emeralds as fuel to his plans
That sounds a bit more like Harmony Versus Discipline.
The Simpson example still fits as this trope has nothing to do with the actual Law. Lisa may not be on the side of the law but she is on the side of order. law abiding=/= on the side of Order and being a criminal does not necessarily mean you are on the side of Chaos
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