Introduction

  • J. Kenneth Hoober
Part of the Cellular Organelles book series (CORG)

Abstract

The astrophysicists tell us that the universe was created about 16 billion years ago. The visible universe contains slightly more than 1050 metric tons (1056g) of material. Since matter was created from energy (M = E/c2), according to the current concept of the origin of the universe, rough calculations indicate that creation was initiated by an outburst of energy in excess of 1070 J. Our minds are unable to comprehend the magnitude of this quantity, yet every thoughtful person must ponder its source.

Keywords

Entropy Cellulose Starch Dioxide Carbohydrate 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kenneth Hoober
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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