For a somewhat analogous situation, think of a small drop of ink placed in a large container of water. Whereas the actual volume of material in the ink remains unchanged, it eventually becomes thinly spread over the entire contents of the container.…It may not spread itself over the whole of [the] space (which is the extreme situation referred to as `ergodic’), but it is likely to spread over an enormously larger region than it started from.
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