To answer this question, let’s skip through your life.  First you are born.  By the age of three, you will have played ‘Peek-a-Boo’; by seven, you likely played ‘Ken & Barbie’; before reaching your teens, you might have played ‘Hide & Seek’; during your teens, you could have played ‘Kiss-n-Tell’; through your twenties to thirties, you have good odds [85%] of playing ‘Here Comes The Stork’; in your forties to fifties, you will likely play ‘House’ [with the mortgage company]; through your sixties to seventies, you might play ‘Bridge’, with your girlfriends, or ‘Poker’, with your chums; well into your eighties and nineties, you will be inclined towards ‘Bingo’; and when you pass the glorious hundred-mark, you might find yourself playing a little ‘Guess-My-Age?’  So, if LIFE, in a sense, is nothing more than a series of GAMES—then what are the RULES—and how do you win?

HT intends to present those ‘rules’, in their clearest sense, based on a revolutionary new interpretation of life’s functionality—which both incorporates, and elucidates statistical patterns seen in such areas as personality, intellect, attractiveness, and achievement, as based on the universal laws of THERMODYNAMICS - the science of energy transformations.  Specifically, if the human being is essentially one big molecule:


[See HT glossary: human molecule]

comprising twenty-six elements—then what rules determine who bonds with whom [reactants], such to yield one or more children [products], and a multi-bonded di-human-ide molecule [product]?

Regarding prerequisites, one should have at least learned their A, B, C’s, and be able to count to 10.  Furthermore, although this dissertation does have equations—and, as many know, equations can be discouraging—we state here, that this entire discourse should, with effort, be understandable to the average fifteen-year old—as each page was written specifically with this person in mind. The equations and derivations presented within are expressly intended for those with appetites for such fodder—meaning if the general reader simply follows just the text portions, the concepts should still become very clear.  That is not to say that one should skip any of the derivations, if possible, as we only use a math level below that of calculus, and as such, the equations should easily function to strengthen your resolve in those principles presented. 

To caution the reader, many of the ideas presented here are new, possibly revolutionary, and at first may viscerally feel a bit uneasy. For many days, weeks, or years after reading HT one may feel to a certain extent mentally disorganized.  Such a feeling will exist whenever the mind makes neurological adjustments to one’s ingrained understanding of life.  Knowing such, to successfully assimilate HT the following outline is suggested:

● Before reading, one should:

(a) Be aged 15 or older [generally speaking].
(b) Own or buy a dictionary [preferably Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary CD-Rom].
(c) Have an open mind.

● When reading, one should:

(a) Read in groups of three or more [with one in the group having some scientific literacy].
(b) Do 20-30 minutes of pre-reading wake-up exercise [to get the cerebral blood flowing].
(c) Drink caffeine [ex. coffee, tea, Diet Coke, etc.].
(d) Read standing [use a table or surface which is level with your standing-navel].
(e) Look up all words, scientific or otherwise, that are unclear.
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Regarding overall format we divide our HT-presentation into this (homebase) website plus 4 interconnected soon-to-be-published (softcover books) volumes (and possibly one textbook):

C2S [2005] + VOLUME I [2005] + VOLUME II [2006] + VOLUME III [2007] = 1,100 pages 

This full compendium is interwoven with over 500 scientific studies.  Furthermore, it includes 50 reproducible ‘researched-based’ human behavior studies based on more than 1,000 in-person interviews.  For example, in RESEARCH PROJECT #2, to find the ‘real life’ definition of love, Thims polled and interviewed 250 random college students [‘live data’] to seek their opinion.  This live data is further strengthened, by over 2,000 individual college graduation photos ranked by physical attractiveness, and correlated to such facets as degree achievement, degree difficulty, and expected annual income.  Each of these datum points, as collected by the author [see: Table of Research Projects], will function to confirm and support the validity of our presentation.  These proofs, and accompanying studies, should act as ‘neurological-glue’ to help hold the concepts of this new science in the readers mind long enough for others to excitedly join this enterprise. 

To bring focus, in 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus [the man who discovered the heliocentric view of the universe] lay on his deathbed, having finished reading the proofs of his great work; he died just as it was published.  His De revolutionibus orbium coelestium libri VI [‘Six Books Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs’] was the opening shot in a revolution whose consequences were greater than those of any other intellectual event in the history of humankind.  This scientific revolution radically altered the conditions of thought and material existence in which the human race lives, and its effects are not yet exhausted. 

human thermodynamics only hopes to humble in comparison.