Let me preface by saying this: I do not claim to know anything at all about entropy. It's a new thing to me and I'm trying to add the laws of thermodynamics to my belt of knowledge. Forgive me if I am completely off target. This is what I understand entropy to be. I hear it defined as the amount of disorder of a system, and as the measure of the inability of a system's energy to do work. I also know that a system's entropy increases with every transfer of energy and that it can't decrease. Order can't be restored. I guess I understand this, too. If it were't true, a perpetual motion device wouldn't actually be impossible (right?) Anyway. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that the universe, as an isolated system, will become less and less ordered until total entropy reaches a "maximum value". What exactly would our universe look like with maximum entropy? Sounds to me like it would consist of all particles in the universe equally distributed throughout the universe and having an enormous, constant temperature. Is that right? Also, would that be the end of the universe? I don't see how anything could come after that, but that's too much of a depressing end to me. Everything reduced to its parts. Nothing interesting left. Just particles whizzing around... The thing I'm really stuck on is that there is no "law of conservation of entropy". The laws of physics always seemed so symmetrical and self-sufficient to me. Energy is conserved. Momentum is conserved. Charge is conserved. Matter is conserved. Blah blah blah... Now I'm hearing that, in an isolated system, a value can increase overall, but can't decrease. I don't like that! I don't know nearly enough to start speculating, but I had a thought. I hope I don't make a complete fool of myself.... I've also heard that the theoretical "white holes" can't exist because they violate the second law of thermodynamics in that they decrease entropy. Well, what if white hole - black hole pairs stitch together all universes and an isolated system only appears to accumulate entropy, when in reality, it's being decreased at the same rate at another point in the universe by a white hole which is not "creating" order but "stealing" from another universe via its sister black hole. On the flip-side, black hole's increase in entropy more than compensates for the entropy of any object it swallows. Maybe the excess entropy is actually being drained from a white hole in another universe. Maybe entropy can be described as a current that flows throughout all universes and in reality, across all universes, entropy is conserved. I realize that there is probably about a .03% chance of what I just said having any validity. Can someone give me some perspective?