Early parental death and genius
In genius studies, early parental death and genius, key: (EPD:#), refers to the salient commonality of finding a strong correlation between the phenomenon of early parent death (EPD), e.g. the father of Newton (EPD:F0) died before Newton was born, and such children later becoming geniuses, innovators, leaders, or revolution or paradigm changers. Seventy-five percent of double Nobel Prize Laureates were the result of early parental death; fifty percent of top four American film stars were results of early parental death like phenomenon. Early parental death, being first born, and various educational anomalies, are three top commonalities unique to a large percentage of historical geniuses (Simonton, 1991).
The following is a work-in-progress listing "early parental death" (EPD) geniuses, where the first # column shows the numbered chronological ordering by date of birth (synthesis), the T2 column shows the person's position in the top 2000 rankings, the IQR shows the person's "real IQ" (if listed in the top 2000 rankings), the RGM column shows the person current "ranker greatest mind" position (by popular vote), the "parents" column lists a number which is the age in years (or D = day; W = week) of the person was when their parent (M = mother; F = father) or parents "died" (the cutoff being about age 16 or less); the table also is color coded for certain common grouping, e.g. law of gravitation discoverer (green), revolutionist (dark gray), existentialism (blue), vacuum experimentalist pioneer (purple), thermodynamic revolutionist (red), which is the repercussion of the vacuum experimenters, and human chemical thermodynamics (HCT) founder or pioneer (yellow):
orphaned at tender age
orphaned at early age
|185||(RGM:30|1,350+)||M3||Top vacuum experimentalist|
Top vacuum experimentalist
|190||(RGM:383|1,350+)||M8||Top vacuum experimentalist|
|195||(RGM:372|1,350+)||F13||Law of universal gravitation founder|
|205||(RGM:2|1,350+)||F0||Law of universal gravitation founder|
|195||(RGM:62|1,350+)||M7||Atheism, deism, religious skepticism|
|180||(RGM:118|1,350+)||M0 (9 days)|
|180||Father died shortly after his birth (Ѻ)
|(RGM:341|1,350+)||F13||Unitarianism (father vs orthodox Calvinism (mother) vs laugh at all|
Physical chemistry pioneer Thermodynamic revolution
|M2, F13||Thermodynamic revolution|
(83 BE-15 AE)
Physiology or Medicine (1912)
(54 BE-43 AE)
(50 BE-25 AE)
(47 BE-36 AE)
(42 BE-5 AE)
(31 BE-30 AE)
HCT pioneer (1987)
(18 BE-68 AE)
A few interesting patterns can be noted from the above analysis. Generally speaking, one who possesses EPD eyes, tends to “see” the world with a much sharper, acute, and reality-attracting vision, than the average person.
Firstly, Newton and Hooke must have had a tremendously powerful anger directed against each other, to say the least.
Napoleon and Lenin, who started the French and Russian revolutions, were both products of an environment wherein their father died when they were age 15.
Pascal, Boyle, and Huygens, each of whom were M3, M3, and M8, and each of whom were three of the biggest “vacuum” experimentalists of the 17th century, which amounts to an attempt to overthrow a 2,000-year ingrained belief that “nature abhors a vacuum”, overthrowing Aristotle, in short. 
The experimental work of these three EPD vacuum theorists, gave birth to the “gunpowder engine” (vacuum made becomes work) and then the “steam engine” (vacuum made becomes work), which led to the five EPD thermodynamic revolutionists: Lavoisier, Thompson, Thomson, Maxwell, and Gibbs.
Next, we can note that the three existential atheists: Nietzsche, Sartre, and Camus; certainly the commonalities between Sartre and Camus are striking.
Beg | Thims
Lastly, we note Mirza Beg and Libb Thims, two of the handful of people involved in the so-called "Goethean revolution", physico-chemical revolution. There are not more than a handful of thinkers, Empedocles, Goethe, Beg, and Thims, the latter two, throughout history, since chemical thermodynamics became a science, who have defined people as molecules and attempted to outline a chemical thermodynamic summary of human existence, otherwise known as human chemical thermodynamics (HTC), in respect to the view of people reacting, in the logic of human chemical reaction theory. Beg and Thims are both EPD products who went on to formulate HCT theory, only realizing this when they met in Pakistan in 2019.
Death / Died | Terminology note
Of note, a salient point to keep in mind, given the context of the article, is that, scientifically, the terms “death” and “died” have no conceptual meaning, in terms of physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics; they are what Charles Sherrington (1938) calls “anthropisms”, and are terms that Francis Crick (1966) says should be "abandoned". In other words, just as a hydrogen atom does not live or die, or reach a point of “death”, so it is with humans. This point of view, however, is a rather new view (only four people, in the last three decades, independently, have arrived at this view), which is called “abioism” . The point to keep in mind, is that one is advised to think about and to try to employ “life terminology upgrades”, when speaking about terms, such as death, dying, dead, and died. While these new so-called "death terminology upgrades" have as of yet not been fully solidified, the point to keep in mind is that correctly, one is a powered CHNOPS+20E atomic geometry, wherein one "thinks" or "believes" that they move their "selves", but in reality it is an "exchange force" that moves people.
Scientific revolutions | EPD
The following table shows the main "scientific revolutions", with the core names of each revolution shown bolded:
|1.||Greek science revolution||Aristotle (322BC) | EPD:M8+F8|
|2.||Copernican revolution||Aristarchus (270BC)|
Nicolaus Copernicus (1543) | EPD:F10
|3.||Chemical revolution||Leucippus (475BC)|
Robert Boyle (1661) | EPD:M3
|4.||Darwinian revolution||Ovid (8AD)|
Johann Goethe (1780)
|5.||Thermodynamic revolution||Galileo Galilei (1592-1642)|
Robert Boyle (1657) | EPD:M3
William Thomson (1854) | EPD:M6
|6.||Maxwellian revolution||Pierre Gassendi (1649)
Robert Hooke (1660s) | EPD:F13
|7.||Quantum revolution||Rudolf Clausius (1857)|
Ludwig Boltzmann (1891) | EPD:F15
|8.||Goethean revolution||Jean Sales (1789)|
Johann Goethe (1796)
In sum, we see that the EPD genius want “truth” at all costs, and is “willing” to “die” to get it, per reason that they have already looked “death” in the face, at a young age; a point following which a skin-thickening and brain-growing process began accrued.
The following are related quotes:
- “Rumford [Benjamin Thompson] has informed us himself that he should probably have remained in the modest condition of his ancestors if the little fortune which they had to leave him had not been lost during his infancy. Thus, like many other men of genius, a misfortune in early life was the cause of his subsequent reputation. His father died young [age 2]. A second husband removed him from the care of his mother, and his grandfather, from whom he had everything to expect, had given all he possessed to a younger son, leaving his grandson almost penniless. Nothing could be more likely than such a destitute condition to induce a premature display of talent.”
- — Georges Cuvier (c.1815), Publication (pg. 9)
- “Parental loss and orphanhood: Exceptionally achieving individuals in virtually every human endeavor are more likely to have lost a parent [in youth], and especially both, relative to any reasonable baseline (Albert 1971; Eiduson 1962; Eisenstadt 1978; Goertzel et al. 1978; Illingworth & lllingworth 1969; Martindale 1972; Walberg et al. 1980). Lenin was a teenager when his father died; Napoleon was around 15 when he lost his father; and Beethoven's mother died when he was 16, his father when he was 18. To show that these are not isolated instances, Eisenstadt (1978) examined 699 eminent personalities (about 14% of whom were scientists) from almost all eras and nationalities: 61% lost a parent before age 31, 52% before 26, and 45% before 21. Albert (1971) looked at the geniuses, both creators and leaders, who qualified for membership in the Cox (1926) sample and discovered that parental loss was characteristic of between 22 and 31%. Another investigation using a slightly overlapping sample of famous persons from all walks of life found that almost one-third of them had lost their fathers early in life (Walberg et al. 1980). This "orphanhood effect" has been most consistently demonstrated for literary creators: Martindale (1972) observed the absence of the father in 30% of a sample of poets. and more dramatically. Brown (1968) noted that 55% of his sample of writers had lost a parent before age 15. This same effect may hold for distinguished scientists as well: Newton's father died before Newton was even born, and though not nearly so dramatic, Boyle, Huygens, Lavoisier, Count Rumford. Lord Kelvin, Maxwell, and Marie Curie all lost a parent early in their lives (Price 1963, p. 109).”
- Simonton, Dean. (1991). “When Giftedness Becomes Genius: How Does Talent Achieve Eminence?”; in: Handbook of Gifted Education (editors: Nicholas Colangelo and Gary Davis) (pg. 343);. Allyn and Bacon.
- Note: if you know of others, not listed here, feel free to post a comment on the discussion page.
- Thims, Libb. (2020). 'Human Chemical Thermodynamics — Chemical Thermodynamics Applied to the Humanities: Meaning, Morality, Purpose; Sociology, Economics, Ecology; History, Philosophy, Government, Anthropology, Politics, Business, Jurisprudence; Religion, Relationships, Warfare, and Love (§:4-15 [vacuum chapters]) (pdf). Publisher.
- Life terminology upgrades (subdomain) – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Hepburn, age 13, walking into a room to see her brother hanging from a rope; Grant, age 7, after seeing his younger brother die, from tuberculous meningitis, was later, age 9, told by his father that his mother had “died” (as he later declared) or gone on a “long holiday” (early version), whereas in fact she had been placed in an insane asylum, as Grant came to learn into adulthood.
- AIF’s 100 Years, 100 Stars – Wikipedia.
- Simonton, Dean. (1998). Scientific Genius: a Psychology of Science (§: Parental loss and orphanhood, pgs. 108-). Cambridge.
- Early parental death and genius – Hmolpedia 2020.