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Talk:Maxwell's demon

Rewrote the description of why the demon doesn't work. It has little to do with quantum mechanics, but rather has more to do with information theory.

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Well - that is highly doubtful. Earman & Norton, two very eminent philosophers of physics, suggest in their 1998 article Exorcist XIV: The Wrath of Maxwell's Demon that information theory does not say anything useful about Maxwell's demon. -- Victor Gijsbers



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