Living systems, by virtue of their ability to capture and store energy, are not maintained at thermodynamic equilibrium (reaching equilibrium would mean death to the organism). In contrast, they are open systems maintained, far away from, thermodynamic equilibrium. Systems full of non-equilibrium energy are excitable and need only the slightest provocation to give, at times, disproportionately large effects.

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