|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Publication:||Name: The Journal of Parapsychology Publisher: Parapsychology Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Parapsychology Press ISSN: 0022-3387|
|Issue:||Date: Fall, 2011 Source Volume: 75 Source Issue: 2|
To the Editor:
I would like to apologize for an error in a recent book review (Fall 2010 JP), and correct the error here. In my review of The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense by Michael A. Jawer with Marc S. Micozzi (Park Street Press, 2009), I made the following erroneous statement when describing the second law of thermodynamics: "... entropy (often conceived of as disorder) decreases over time in a closed system." Of course, the correct statement would be "... entropy does not decrease over time in a closed system." Unfortunately, I had confused nay discussion of the authors' conviction that biology violates the second law of thermodynamics with my own description of the second law.
I regret the error and I apologize for the confusion.
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