Hmolpedia is an A to Z Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics, collating "manifold avenues" (Roegen, 1971) of information, related to the chemical thermodynamic study of existence, experience, being, becoming and continuity, as summarized by the following computer-generated word cloud of the top twenty key terms (of 430+ core terms) employed by 170+ key thinkers herein:
We see here the terms "god" and "thermodynamics" juxtaposed, incongruously; also the term "life" surrounded by "energy", "force", "physics", and "chemistry"? They are both shown x-ed out. These two terms, in short, are not needed to explain how hydrogen transformed into humans, such as shown in overly-simplified mechanism below:
Chemical thermodynamics, to clarify, unbiasedly, views people, individually, or in bulk (a mass of humans viewed as a reactive "hmol" amount of people), as universe-synthesized "chem" things; and also yields a "directing factor", in evolution, that is "outside of the theological doctrine" (Blum, 1934). Physics and chemistry, moreover, do not recognize the word "life" (Sherrington, 1938). Life terminology reform, accordingly, is accruing.
Clayical theology, conversely, biasedly, views people as god-created "clay" things; yields a directing factor orchestrated by a "theos", aka will, power, force, work, word, mind, or finger of god; and defines "life" as a mythical principle put into certain things by a god. Much of this logic has been culturally sublimated and retained in latent form.
Confusingly, and unbeknown to most, both chemical thermodynamics and clayical theology, etymologically derive from the same root. Specifically, the "thermos", of thermo-dynamics, the "theos", of theo-logy, and the a-theos, of atheism, each derive from: theta, symbol "Θ", the "th-" part of each term, the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, which is a five-layer sun god cypher, in name, number, symbol, isopsephy value, god family, and human origin theory. An inherent and deeply ingrained conflict, accordingly, exists; one that cannot be dismissed with a simple "hand wave". It is not so easy, said another way, to simply dismiss god as an "unneeded hypothesis", without prolonged commentary, reform, and void filling, in social mechanics, as Laplace did in celestial mechanics, during his famous 1802 conversation with Napoleon. The luggage, in other words, has to be "unpacked" (Harris, 2014), so to un-theos the mind, to say.
Presently, owing to this inherent conflict, a "god fog", hovering above a god void, has anchored and entrenched itself, in an invisible manner, in the quadrangle of all modern universities (Herrick, 1930), acting to stifle the natural sunshine of enlightenment. To see through this god cloud, the physico-chemical view, aka "advanced perspective" (Lovecraft, 1922), is employed, wherein all human activity is seen through the "thermodynamic lens" (Donohue, 2014), its acuity grinded by the first and second law, as the top 2000 geniuses and minds have tended to intuit.
Hmolpedia, retrospectively, can be viewed as the reference knowledge center, collectively, of Lange's The History of Materialism (1865), Sorokin's “mechanistic school” of sociology (1928), Henderson's Harvard Pareto circle (1932-42), the two-cultures disciplines (100+), or human chemical thermodynamics (HCT) in focal apex; the latter as HCT prodigies tend to see things. The atom favicon , is thematic to the view that humans are powered bound states of 26-elements, a collection of "thinking" or "tormented" atoms (Voltaire, 1755); a powered animate thing.
The Hmolpedia logo (human in lotus position) is thematic to the view of one's "self", as eddy-like atomic geometry, or powered CHNOPS+20E reactive, its various "states" of existence, governed by the operations of inexact heat and exact Gibbs energy differentials, defined within the "system", shown above, on a solar-heated substrate surface.
- Note: In Sep 2020, Hmolpedia, in the form of 5,376 articles, penned via the WikiFoundry-WetPaint wiki platform, from Dec 2007 to Aug 2020, via the EoHT.info URL, was split into two wikis, hosted on this new MediaWiki platform, namely: (a) Hmolpedia 2020 (EoHT.info) | Archive (see: wiki) and (b) Hmolpedia (Hmolpedia.com) | Active (this wiki).