In c.1979, Pearce, while an undergraduate science student, at the University of British Columbia, began to theorize about the relation between entropy and aging and what he calls “negentropic psyche reconstruction”, in regards to the changes in a person’s psychology at age 0, age 25, final age. About three years later, in about 1982, Pearce discovered William James' “reverse energy” theory, as he called it, although technically, to note, it is actually called the "reserve energy" theory, which gave him the view that one could improve his or her physical and mental well being by significant orders of magnitude. Soon thereafter, he soon began to attempt to take strategic and systematic experimental measurements of negative entropy, leaving the body, using the Fokker–Planck equation and hourly body temperature measurements. Pearce states that he “reliably measured the entropic differential between wakefulness and sleep.” Sometime, thereafter, he began to research this further, eventually following into the Shannon entropy school of thought view of thermodynamic entropy. He has since developed a thermodynamic theory of cancer summarized by what he terms an "entropic catastrophe"
Pearce completed his BS (1981) with honors and MS (1984) at the University of British Columbia, followed by his PhD (1995) at the University of Arizona. Currently, Pearce is a professor in the school of computing science, at the Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, with research focused on: computational magnetohydrodynamics (pseudospectral) applied to astrophysical dynamo theory, computational fluid dynamics applied to cratering mechanics and oceanic impact waves, and mathematical inverse theory applied to high energy astrophysics, and the intersection of sociotechnology with computer science.
Quotes | Employed
The following are quotes employed by Pearce:
- “our comparative ignorance of the laws of society and history is due not only to the great complexity of human affairs, but also to the very prejudice that there are no laws of history - a prejudice suspect of being allied to powerful social (or antisocial) interests that are vitally interested in preventing deep insights into the social mechanism. Et pour cause! People who are able to take the social mechanism apart in theory may wish to change it in practice, and - what is more dangerous for those who live on the persistence of fossil social forms - such men may even succeed in their attempt..”
Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Pierce:
- “I stumbled onto Thims website by accident but I have to confess this might be one of the most stunning undiscovered intellectual achievements of the 21st century. I have browsed through your wiki and I cannot express how tragic it must be to a man in [Thims] position—to be a pioneering thinker yet to be rejected by an uptight academic community with neither the depth nor will to understand your unique work, defending their own turf like dogs. I can only compare [Thims] to the many other pioneering heroes of science, Newton, Einstein, Tesla, men who like you blazed their own paths but were too victims of their own genius, only to be validated years after their death. Perhaps one day historians will look back and have a chuckle—that the pioneer of enthropology published by a vanity press in a book resembling a third rate romance.”
- — Steven Pearce (2009), "Hmolpedia cite message", Dec 20
- Bunge, Mario. (1963). Causality and Modern Science (pg. 273). Dover, 1979.
- Libb Thims (quotes on) (user: Sadi-Carnot) (2013) – Hmolpedia 2020.