In science, human thermodynamics is the study of humans, viewed macroscopically, i.e. via the “advanced perspective” view, according to the logic of thermodynamics; a viewpoint which can vary depending on which branch of thermodynamics one employs, such as standard thermodynamics, as mechanical engineers are prone to employ, chemical thermodynamics, as physical chemists and or chemical engineers are prone to employ, or statistical thermodynamics (aka statistical mechanics), as physicists tend to see or model things.
The following are related quotes:
- “Human thermodynamics is the statistical mechanics of conservative dynamical systems of human molecules.”
- “Human thermodynamics is the application of mathematical formula and principles of thermodynamics to the economic and social sciences.”
- Darwin, Charles G. (1952). The Next Million Years (human thermodynamics, pg. 28). Rupert Hart-Davis.
- Bazargan, Mahdi. (1956). Thermodynamics of Humans: Love and Worship, 216-pgs. (Farsi: Eshq va Parastesh ya Thermodynamic-e Ensan) (Persian:: عشق و پرستش ي ا ترمودينام يك انسان) (pdf]). Tehran: Enteshar Publications.