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McManus, C. (2002). Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms, and Cultures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

(a) Gladyshev G. P. (2006). "The Principle of Substance Stability is Applicable to all Levels of Organization of Living Matter", Int. J. Mol. Sci., 7, 98-110 - International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) (ISSN: 1422-0067 Online; ISSN: 1424-6783 CD-ROM; CODEN: IJMCFK). [PDF]; [URL]

(b) Gladyshev G. P. (2006). "Leonhard Euler’s methods and ideas live in the thermodynamic hierarchical theory of biological evolution." International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (IJAMAS) Centre for Environment and Economic Research (CESER), Roorkee - 247667, India.. 2006  Vol. , Nu.   pp.

(c) Gladyshev G. P.(2005). "The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Evolution of Living Systems", Journal of Human Thermodynamics (JHT), Vol. 1, Issue 7 [pg. 68-81] - December (ISSN: 1559-386X)

(d) Gladyshev G. P. (2006). The invited and guest speakers. The lecture:  "The thermodynamic theory of aging in action: medical nutrition recommendations for patients of any age." The 14th Annual International Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine, held at Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, July 14-16, 2006. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).  Libb Thims’ human thermodynamics, human chemistry, and human molecule concepts discussed in lecture.

This glossary of human thermodynamic terms is a work-in-progress; please feel free to send e-mail, make requests, corrections, etc., on any and all issues, questions, or editions, etc.  Thank-you.
Institute of Human Thermodynamics
Human Thermodynamic Terms

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Hierarchic Thermodynamics
HT Researcher
Human Chemistry
Human Chemical Bond
Human Engine
Human Molecule
Human Molecule Orbital
Human Molecular Spin
Human Thermodynamics
Human Thermodynamicist
Human Thermodynamics: the scientific study of matter and energy transformations in human life processes.  In short, human thermodynamics is the study of human reaction life through the lens of thermodynamics.  In detail, human thermodynamics is a synergy of the sciences of particle physics, human chemistry, quantum chemistry, evolutionary psychology, and thermodynamics with focus on chemical thermodynamics; more specifically, the study of interactions of heat, work, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy changes in relation to spontaneity in human life processes.  Said another way, human thermodynamics attempts to understand how the laws of thermodynamics apply in human life.

In 1807, English polymath Thomas Young was the first to use the term "energy", instead of vis viva, in its modern sense.  In 1823, the science of thermodynamics was born with through the work of French physicist Sadi Carnot.  One of the first to apply thermodynamics to human life was Scottish physicist William Thomson, who in his 1852 paper "On a Universal Tendency in Nature to the Dissipation of Mechanical Energy" surmised that:
Heat: energy in transit; specifically field particle movement, exchange, or transfer.

Hierarchic Thermodynamics: the study of living systems on the basis of equilibrium thermodynamics and the physical chemistry of natural systems.  This variation on the thermodynamics of living systems was developed and defined, between the years 1978-1999, by the Russian physical chemist George Gladyshev; see (article) Journal of Entropy, 1999, Vol 1. 9-20; see: hierarchic thermodynamics (URL).

HT: the abbreviation for 'human thermodynamics'.

HT Researcher: one who investigates exhaustively the applications thermodynamics to human life.

Human Chemistry: the study of human molecules and the social structures they form. Human chemistry is mainly concerned with the effects that depend on the outer electrons in the atoms of molecules.
Caffeine Molecule
Human Molecule Orbital: the satellite-tracked 90% probability region, averaged over 365.24 days, where-to-find the components (i.e. protons, neutrons, electrons, and photons) of a human molecule at an give mathematically-predictable time over the substrate surface earth; being approximated via the following simplistic orbital map:
Human Molecule
Human molecules, by particle physics standards, are 'bound states' of more basic constituents, the proton, neutron, and electron; wherein the protons and neutrons themselves are 'bound states' of more basic constituents, the up quark and down quark [14].

SEE: Molecular Evolution Table
SEE: Full Derivation by Libb Thims - 2002
SEE: Formulaic Methodology
SEE: (sample) Mass Composition Table
SEE: arrangement (of yourself) on the Periodic Table

SEE: (oxymoronic article) I Am Not a Molecule by Steve Fuller (New Scientist) - 2004
SEE: (discovery) Molecule Walks Like a Human by Ludwig Bartel (UC Riverside) - 2005
SEE: Recent Articles referencing the "human molecule" concept - 2006

SEE: (comic-style) Molecule Man precursor - 1956
SEE: (article) Molecule Man (Wikipedia)
SEE: (humor) Element Man (
SEE: (cartoon) Human - the Essential Element (book: Essential Elemnts) - 2003
SEE: (parody) Human Element (Dow Chemical Advertisement) - 2006

SEE: (poll) Are You A Giant Molecule? ( - 2001

"Man's body is a chemical formula"
                                                                                     – George Carey, physician
                                                                                               – Book: The Chemistry of Human Life [1919]

"People are just like particles they behave in groups
as if they were molecules in a test-tube"
                                                                                                                      – Book: Milton's Progress [1999]

"They're just well-formed molecules"
                                                                                                                      – Movie: Shallow Hal [2001]

Human Molecular Spin: each human molecule has a characteristic spin; generally defined as the intrinsic angular momentum of a subatomic particle, nucleus, atom, or molecule about its own center of mass, that continues to exist even when a bound state particle comes to rest.  Said another way, each human molecule has a specific circular-patterned motion within its molecular orbitals depending upon whether the molecule is location north or south of the equator in respect to the direction of earth’s magnetic field lines according to the right hand rule as dictated via Maxwells field equations.  The first to note this 'spin' phenomenon was Ernst Mach who termed such a characteristic 'turning tendencies'; in 1885, he wrote:

For example, people have the ‘tendency’ to drive on the right side of the road—north of the equator [ex. America], and on the left side of the road—south of the equator [ex. Australia].  Or, if you get lost in the woods and try to walk in a straight line—you will strangely return to your starting point, because in reality, you have walked in a circle, owing to the influence of the earth’s magnetic field.  Better yet, if you track your patterns of movement at work, over the course of a day—you will actually see typically that you tend to feel comfortable moving counter-clockwise (if you are right-handed) and clockwise (if you are left-handed) north of the equator, and visa-versa if you work south of the equator.  Other examples are shown below [13]:
"learned from a retired army officer that on dark nights or in snow-storms...troops will move approximately in a that they almost return to their point of departure, though all the time they are under the impression that they are moving forward."
Symbol Definition
H Home
W Work
F1 1st Friend's House
F2 2nd Friend's House
M Mall
G Grocery Store
S School
SEE: atomic orbital - source:
SEE: molecular orbital - source:
SEE: "comic-style" human molecular orbital - source: - 2005
SEE: the orbitron - source: Mark Winter, University of Sheffield - 2002
SEE: spin (physics) - source:
Human Thermodynamicist: a scientist who works to apply thermodynamics to human life processes.
Fact: the first use of the term "human thermodynamics" was that made by Charles Galton Darwin in his 1952 book The Next Million Years, pg. 28, where he states: "I am going to try to see what some of these laws of human thermodynamics are; of course they cannot be expected to have the hard outline of the laws of ..."

SEE: (blog) Human Thermodynamics (
SEE: Hierarchic Thermodynamics, Georgi Gladyshev, Institute of Ecological Biophysical Chemistry
SEE: Molecular Thermodynamics (
SEE: (parody/humor) Theological Thermodynamics Applied Optics - 1972
SEE: (timeline) History of Human Thermodynamics
Human Engine: a exergonic bond between two or more individuals.

Human Molecule: the human organism defined as a twenty-six element biomolecule:
SEE: Thims, L. (2005) "On the Nature of the Human Chemical Bond" JHT Nov., Vol. 1, Issue 5,

SEE: Attachment theory (Wikipedia)
SEE: Human bonding (Wikipedia)
SEE: Interpersonal ties (Wikipedia)
"The desire for interpersonal fusion is
the most powerful striving in man"
                                                                                    – Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving, 1956
The human molecule, from a chemical point of view, is a molecular-structure 'forced' to be cyclically-animated via photon input (sunlight) over the substrate surface 'earth'.  The human molecule is bonded vertically (to the earth) owing to the gravitational force and bonded horizontally (to each other) owing to the electromagnetic force

The human molecule can be thought of as the definition of the human organism when viewed in terms of the specific location and exact interrelational structure of the protons, neutrons, electrons, and photons that make up its framed-constituency.  The human molecule is spatially-defined according to its molecular orbital shape or movement patterns, over the surface of the earth, wherein 90% of its existence is predictably found; being rotationally-defined according to a characteristic human molecular spin.

"The constant flow of human molecules"
                                                                                                                      – Pierre Rousseau [2006]
Human Chemical Bond: an electromagnetic attachment between two or more human molecules.  These attachments, in qualitative terms, are defined in terms of balanced ratios of attractive to repulsive sensory exchanges, distinguished by physical and mental components.
Fact: The first theoretical book written on "human chemistry" was Goethe's 1809 novella Elective Affinities.
Fact: The first actual book titled "human chemistry" was William Armstrong Fairburn's 1914 Human Chemistry.
Fact: The second actual book titled "human chemistry" is Libb Thims' 2007 Human Chemistry.

SEE: Human chemistry (New educational website; 2007)
SEE: Interpersonal chemistry (Wikipedia)
This, of course, was followed by the work of German physicist Rudolf Clausius with his 1865 Mechanical Theory of Heat and development of the concept of entropy as embodied in the second law of thermodynamics.  People have been trying to understand human life through the laws of energy and entropy ever since.
1. There is at present in the material world a universal tendency to the dissipation of mechanical energy.

2. Any restoration of mechanical energy, without more than an equivalent of dissipation, is impossible in    inanimate material processes, and is probably never effected by means of organized matter, either endowed with vegetable life or subject to the will of an animated creature.