In existographies, Thomas Wallace (20- BE) (1935- ACM) (FET:57) (SNE:3) (SPE:37|66AE) (CR:84) (LH:3) (TL:87|#126) is an American physical chemist, philosopher, and former college president, noted for 
In 2009, Wallace, in his "The Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Applied to Socioeconomics", an appendix to his Wealth, Energy, and Human Values, gives the following reaction coordinate diagram, with which he uses to explain how societies go though transformations from initial states to final states, defined by an initial energy and final energy:
Wallace explains that the energy defining the state of the system of any given society is the Gibbs energy ΔG, which he defines as:
- “The thermodynamic parameter free energy represents the fundamental driving force in nature and determines whether physical and chemical processes conducted by nature and society will take place.”
- — Thomas Wallace (2009), Wealth, Energy, and Human Values (pg. 483)
Of salient note, much of Wallace's discussion of "nature", in respect to society and thermodynamics, is done using the term "mother nature". It is difficult to say what exactly he intends to mean by this term, in respect to theism or atheism?
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The following are quotes:
- “Thermodynamics principles and energy considerations control all processes conducted by nature and society, i.e. determine the potential process spontaneity and directionality.”
- — Thomas Wallace (2009), Wealth, Energy, and Human Values (pg. #) 
- Alfred Wallace (confusable)
- Wallace, Thomas P. (2009). Wealth, Energy, and Human Values: the Dynamics of Decaying Civilizations from Ancient Greece to America (Appendix A: The Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Applied to Socioeconomics, pgs. 469-89; quote, pg. #). AuthorHouse.
- Wallace, Thomas. (2013). America is Self-Destructing: Wealth, Greed, and Ideology Trump Social Justice and the Common Good. Author House.
- Wallace, Thomas. (2013). America’s Continuum of Racial Democracy and Injustice: From the Plantation to the Urban Ghetto. Author House.