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Marek Roland-Mieszkowski nsIn hmolscience, Marek Roland-Mieszkowski (1954-) is a Polish-born Canadian physicist noted, in human thermodynamics, for his 1992 to 2008 efforts to explain evolution, diet, and religion thermodynamically.

In 1992, Roland, in his “Life on Earth: Flow of Energy and Entropy”, attempted to explain Darwinian evolution using a combination of negative entropy arguments, various energy balance calculations, photon mill logic, and information theory; he following exemplifies Roland's view: [1]

“During the production of clothing, cars, and chemical compounds, etc., the entropy of the system is decreased because the components become organized. This is done, however, at the expense of the manufacturing system (including people) whose entropy [human entropy] will increase during this process [similar to how] a refrigerator [makes ice] at the expense of increased entropy of the environment.”

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Entropy diet
As of 2008, Roland seems to be notable for applying his theories of thermodynamics and information theory to a new-age longevity diet, with the central message being to avoid meats and instead consume foods high in energy and information, and advice of better living and wellness; giving lectures on how to help people understand the nature of life, health, cancer, and disease through the window of physics and thermodynamics. [2] According to some views, he seems to be promoting a low entropy diet and entropy method which claims to extend life by 40% and to eliminate cancer and other degenerative diseases. [5]

Religious thermodynamics
See main: Religious thermodynamics
In terms of theological influences, in a 2006 interview Roland commented that: “a very strong influence on my ideas has been a faith in God”. This may explain why he was driven to develop his thermodynamic-information type life-diet theory, so to make an attempt at explaining the Christian God thermodynamically; an explanation embodied in his concluding section of his article entitled “Creation and Maintenance of the System”, where he used entropy and energy to explain how living systems can be “created”.

Of note, variations of Roland’s sun-photon-earth diagram, from his article, were used by in the 2005 book Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life, by Eric Schneider and Dorion Sagan, and the 2007 book Human Chemistry, by Libb Thims. [4]

Roland received his MS in physics from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland in 1978 and his PhD in physics (focus on acoustics) in 1987 from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. [3] In 1997, he was an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University and TUNS, teaching acoustics, psychoacoustics and instrumentation-related courses.

1. (a) Roland-Mieszkowski, Marek. (c.1992). “Life on Earth - Flow of Energy and Entropy.” (PDF), Digital Recordings.
(b) Digital Recordings Publications (Special Interest Papers) –
2. (a) Roland-Mieszkowski, Marek. (2008). “Lecture: Light, Life, Health, Diet, and Cancer.” Wellness Expo Halifax, NS. Canada, Oct. 19.
(b) Roland-Mieszkowski, Marek. (2006). “Interview by Gregory Giedrys: I Am Health Selfish” (Polish → English), Torun, May 5th.
3. Anon. (1997). “HEARNET VIP: Dr. Marek Roland-Mieszkowski”,, June.
4. (a) Schneider, Eric D. and Sagan, Dorion. (2005). Into the Cool - Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life (pg. 164). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (pg. 44) (preview), (Google books). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
5. El Elohim, Racha. (2010). “Fotofraf and Columnist Kingdom Eloi Marek Roland-Mieszkowski” (Polish → English), News of the Kingdome of Eloi, May 21.

External links
‚óŹ Marek Roland – Facebook.

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