In existographies, Libb Thims (17- AE) (FET:37) (RMS:152) (FA:241) (EVT:25) (PL:1,400) (EPD:M12) (CR:2,096) (LH:196) (TC:2,292) is an American electrochemical engineer, chemical thermodynamicist, philosopher, and abioist atheist, noted for his work on the development of human chemical thermodynamics, the chemical thermodynamic study of humans.
In c.1977, Thims, aged five, began to reject the various culturally taught beliefs and dogmas, e.g. god, afterlife, good and evil, among others; by age 15, began see how "mechanistic" everything is, socially, in respect to education, occupation, mate selection (Buss, 1994), marriage, reproduction; at age 19, Thims engaged into a Faustian-like quest to find knowledge and understanding as to the over meaning of the entire process. This intellectual adventure, which by 1994-1995 had became anchored in chemical thermodynamics (see: Thims creed table). Thereafter, Thims began ferreting out a modern universal way to understand "things", aka a "systematic conception" of it all, as Adams (1864) previous searched for, over five-decades, in like manner, as did Goethe (c.1770).
In 1995, Thims gleaned "the idea", similar to Newton (1718), Goethe (1794) and Shelley (c.1815), before him, that what defines and quantifies "spontaneity" in the physico-chemical world, e.g. "reaction energy" (Haber, 1905), as observed in striking a match, is what defines and quantifies "spontaneity" in the human world, e.g. love at first sight, wherein a child, symbol: HuC, where Hu is the generic chemical symbol of a human, via chemical reaction (or human chemical reaction), is made or synthesized, following the contact of a male and a female, i.e. humans HuA and HuB, as shown below and illustrated adjacent:
wherein Hu2 is a newly formed dihumanide molecule, aka bonded couple. Alternatively, this same reaction, can be described as a double displacement reaction, wherein the sperm, or germ cell one (G1), combines with the egg, or germ cell two (G2), to form the child HuC (or G12) and the couple MxFy (or Hu2):
The variations in affinity preferences, which correlated to Gibbs energy preferences in modern terms, in these types of reactions, supposing you have four mates to choose between, can be visualized, as done by Newton (1717) and Goethe (1794), by imagining that you are neter (NO3), shown below (top row), and you have the potential of reacting with silver (Ag), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), or zinc (Zn), each having a greater reactive power, in relation to you, respectively, in the 1757 lecture notes of William Cullen, shown below:
In other words, if you as neter (NO3), conceptualized as HuA, react with silver (Ag), the force of affinity is there, and the reaction is feasible, as defined by the following spontaneity criterion:
- ΔG < 0
But, if instead, you react with zinc (Zn), the force of affinity will be much greater, as will the energy released, as defined by a greater measure of spontaneity:
- ΔG <<<< 0
The neter + zinc reaction is more endergonic as compared to the neter + silver reaction, and hence "more" natural (Guggenheim, 1933), as "nature" is defined by the universe. This logic, in short, as Newton prophesized, can be used as a guiding principle, in respect to the secret principles of nature, and thereby work to improve the state of moral philosophy.
The four tier reaction diagram, adjacent, outlines the basics this logic, namely that humans are powered atomic geometries, "metamorphosized" chemicals (Goethe, 1809), or "transformed" hydrogen atoms (Wiley, 1995) whose reaction steps are governed, or "determined", by thermodynamic potentials, namely by the derivatives of the slopes of Gibbs energies, plotted on either two-dimensional coordinate diagrams and or three-dimensional energy landscapes, this pioneering graphical view advanced, in the social sphere, by those including: Mirza Beg (1987), Adriaan Lange (1987), and David Hwang (2001).
In Apr 2020, Thims, in theory, devised a Torricelli-style "bus barometer" thought experiment to measure "social pressure", wherein a socially-affined "mercury-like" group of people are put into a double-decker bus, then driven into and out of variously-sized cities, from which the "reading" of the size of the "social vacuum" (void or unoccupied space) at the top back of the bus, yields a measure of the pressure of any given city or social system. The need for "instrumentation", in HCT, for the last century, has been one of the most pressing of needs.
Quotes | Employed
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The following quotes employed by Thims:
- “Gibbs is a nobody! He just sits in his room and writes.”
Quotes | On
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The following are quotes on Thims:
- “Something 60-80 years ahead of its time. Thims, in the future, will be someone who’s talked about in classrooms as this guy who had this idea. However, now, yes the book will sell, but its premise will not be accepted by people of this generation.”
- — Monzer Ettawil (2005), review of early manuscripts
- “My brain is getting bigger by the minute.”
- “Libb Thims is an American electrochemical engineer who is building the extraordinary web-based Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics at EoHT.info [turned Hmolpedia.com in 2020]. This valuable knowledge base on the work of hundreds of scientists, engineers, and philosophers he calls the ‘Hmolpedia’ (a human molecule encyclopedia). He is a prolific writer and has published several books exploring his hypothesis that chemical thermodynamics can be used to explain many aspects of human life.”
- “Libb what happened to the Journal of Human Thermodynamics? That was beautiful!”
- “The greatest minds in history. My big influences are in the top 2000 list: Goethe (my strongest influence), Newton, Einstein, Leonardo Vinci, and Libb Thims. Thims has influenced me in my: atheism, my determinism; I became interested in thermodynamics; I discovered the work of Goethe; my understanding of intelligence changed; in my work ethic (work hard, study hard, don’t waste your time; in unlearning the idea that I am alive. Nothing is. I learned about Beckhap's law, the influence of latitudes on the intellect, the way in which books and the search for self-taught knowledge can change the entropy of the body.”
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The following are quotes by Thims, liked, cited, or favorited by others:
- “The theory of the conception an atom, or two or more attached atoms, being alive is absurd!”
- — Libb Thims (2009), “Letter to Georgi Gladyshev”, Jan 2
- “Real geniuses take tests where the answers have not yet been penned.”
- Thims, Libb. (2020). Human Chemical Thermodynamics — Chemical Thermodynamics Applied to the Humanities: Meaning, Morality, Purpose; Sociology, Economics; History, Philosophy, Government, Anthropology, Politics, Business, Jurisprudence; Religion, Relationships, Warfare, and Love (pdf). Publisher.
- Adams creed – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Coupling – Hmolpedia 2020.
- This idea – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Thims, Libb. (2021). “How to Find Your Soul Mate” (Ѻ), r/Hmolpedia, Apr 7.
- Thims, Libb. (2020). “A Theoretical Torricelli Social Barometer to Measure Social Pressure” (abs) (pdf) (ppt) (YT), Talk at International Conference on Thermodynamics 2.0, Virtual, Session: T08, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Jun 22.
- Human thermodynamic instrument – Hmolpedia 2020.
- (a) Capri, Anton Z. (2007). Quips, Quotes, and Quanta (§1: Thermodynamics: Founders and Flounderers, pgs. 1-10; quote, pg. 5) (pdf). World Scientific.
(b) Thermodynamic anecdotes – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Libb Thims – Information Philosopher.
- Lugo, Zadquiel. (66AE). “Tweet”, May 4.
- See main: Libb Thims (publications)
- Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume One (GB) (Amz) (eB) (pdf). LuLu.
- Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume Two (GB) (Amz) (eB) (pdf). LuLu.
- Thims, Libb. (2008). The Human Molecule (GB) (Amz) (Iss) (eB) (pdf). LuLu.
- Thims, Libb. (65AE). Human Chemical Thermodynamics (pdf). Publisher.