Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2005 9:51 AM
Re: comments on poll results
Was the word chemistry defined for people? Or did they just answer the question based on their own perception of what it means when two things have chemistry? Here is a good definition out of the many out there that I feel relates to your studies:
Chemistry - A basic science concerned with the structure and behavior of atoms (elements); the composition and properties of compounds; the reactions that occur between substances and the resultant energy exchange and the laws that unite these phenomena into a comprehensive system.
I feel as though, using this definition, that one couldn't answer the question. If you take "substances" as people or countries, and "reactions" as the interactions between these two people or countries then one could make the argument that no matter what there is some type of chemistry between two people or countries. As long as they are reacting to each other, or interacting.
Now whether it is necessary to have good chemistry for a relationship to work is debatable. So if I was taking the survey as is, I would agree and say that if there is an interaction between two entities then there is chemistry, and in order for a relationship to work there needs to be some sort of interaction (this interaction can be as simple as a hello or someone running into another person by accident). Either good or bad. Neither of which is fixed (i.e. it is possible for two people to have good chemistry and then later down the road have bad chemistry as the "energy exchange" between the two people change).