photo needed In science, Witold Brostow (c.1932-) is a Canadian chemist noted for 1972 weed theory article “Between Laws of Thermodynamics and Coding of Information”, wherein he asserts that Carnot cycle based thermodynamics is no longer needed, because information transmission theory has usurped the cycle.

Overview
In 1972, Brostow, in his “Between Laws of Thermodynamics and Coding of Information”, cites Robin Giles (1964), who gives the view that a three step logic operation shortcut to thermodynamics exists, Edwin Jaynes (1957), who attempts to shortcut thermodynamics via Claude Shannon (1949), and Peter Landsberg (1970), who waters down all of this, to argue, in short, thermodynamics no longer needs the Carnot cycle, because of information theory; he’s a prime example of someone succumb to scientific fool’s gold shortcuts of Shannon bandwagon musicals.

In 1975, Norman Dolloff listed Brostow in his bibliography, resulting to become a weed theorists in Dolloff’s semi-cogent garden of thermodynamics. [2]

Quotes
The following are example quotes:

“There’s nothing wrong with Carnot’s cycle, but contemporary thermodynamics [Shannon-based statistical mechanics] may be more useful.”
— Witold Brostow (1972), “Between Laws of Thermodynamics and Coding of Information” (pg. 123)

“If somebody needs thermodynamics, he might well find that information theory serves his purpose better.”
— Witold Brostow (1972), “Between Laws of Thermodynamics and Coding of Information” (pg. 126)

References
1. Brostow, Witold. (1972). “Between Laws of Thermodynamics and Coding of Information” (pdf), Science, 178:123-26.
2. Dolloff, Norman H. (1975). Heat Death and the Phoenix: Entropy, Order, and the Future of Man (pg. 199). Exposition Press.

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