Ode to Maxwell's Demon

By: Harry (School of Chemistry)
Competition Year: 2014
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Demon of mystery, with impish nature.
Tricky. Bearer of burden, purveyor of stress,
A theoretical creature,
Maxwell’s creation brought him not rest
Unruly urchin, wise to the universe,
Cerberus of systems, the granter of transit,
Particles moving in reverse
Second law vandal, can’t permit.
Where heat draws heat, and cold draws cold
A thorn in the sides of great minds
For centuries caused science commotion
Feynman’s ratchet of Brownian motion.
Though disproved, with prevalence decreased
Is Maxwell’s demon really deceased?
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