In existographies, Libb Thims (17- AE) (HFET:29) (RMS:109) (EPD:M12) (FA:221) (PL:1,400) (CR:2,096) (LH:25) (TC:2,121) is an American electrochemical engineer, chemical thermodynamicist, philosopher, and atheologist, noted for his work on the development of the new science of human chemical thermodynamics, the chemical thermodynamic study of humans socially reacting together in systems.
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, the paramount example being in love at first sight, such as evidenced in the 1757 lecture notes of William Cullen, imagining that you are neter:
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 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.”
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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
Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Thims, cited 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.
- 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.
- This idea – Hmolpedia 2020.
- See main: Libb Thims (publications)
- Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume One. LuLu.
- Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume Two. LuLu.
- Thims, Libb. (2008). The Human Molecule (GB) (Amz) (Iss). LuLu.