## In the whole deck

### Posted by Mrs. Kite | Posted in blog, science | Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2010

Somehow, the last post got me thinking about probability and entropy.
$S = k \, \log_{e} W$
S is our beloved entropy, k is Boltzmann's constant, and W in Wiki's words:
W is the Wahrscheinlichkeit, the frequency of occurrence of a macrostate or, more precisely, the number of possible microstates corresponding to the macroscopic state of a system — number of (unobservable) "ways" in the (observable) thermodynamic state of a system can be realized by assigning different positions and momenta to the various molecules.
Well, it got me thinking, it is improbable being you, since there are more ways of not being than being.
and I like thinking of decks of cards and dice...
I'm a 9♠ against a whole deck.