can the second law of thermodynamics be defied? in other words, can mother nature be fooled somehow? have we (homo sapiens) accomplished such a thing with religion? for example, the seventh day of the week is nothing but a positive entropy change from sunset to sunset. can we somehow use that positive entropy change to defy the positive entropy change of the first six days of the week? "if you observe a system in which the entropy appears to decrease, you can be sure that somewhere there is a change in the entropy of the environment large enough to make the total entropy change positive." (physics by resnick, halliday, and krane, 4th ed. p 585) can we somehow change this statement? for example, if you observe the first six days of the week in which the entropy appears to decrease, you can be sure that there is a change in the entropy of the seventh day large enough to make the total entropy change positive. i am searching for something, but it is like searching for a needle in a hay stack. i need some feedback, criticism, and exchange of ideas regarding this new thread. thank you.