oh! Gibbs free energy! Ok, ok – 2nd law of thermodynamics as applied to evolution can be described as a CLOSED SYSTEM because of Earth’s living systems being pragmatically self-contained.
SO being thermodynamically closed, no net gain or loss to the entropy of the Universe as a whole is the idea if I understand it. Consequently, if we utilize gibbs free energy notions in using information theory’s equivalent of gibbs free energy – if it has one and I will look: it would mean that with no net gain or loss being a closed information system – not leaving this planet basically and not affecting the rest of the Universe’s information –
… ok wait.. no, I’m getting ahead of myself. I have to now see if there is a Gibbs free energy equivalence in information theory.