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Poll :: pick the best three 'comments' - that would most compel you to buy Cessation Thermodynamics. Comments :: after reading Human Thermodynamics; and HT applications to real lives. Comments :: on this website and on HT, CT, and BT topics in general.
“It gives me a way to constructively analyze my situation from a scientific point of view—rather than having to fall back on my emotions. I give it a thumb’s up!”
#2 - After reading CT, 15 pg version, on 01/30/05:
“It’s awesome! … It’s way better than going to the psychic; she didn’t tell me anything.”
● Susan Lacy [Age 20], Mother died 50 days prior - Murder Grandmother died 50 days prior - Murder
“I agree with everything… I’ve just never read anything like it before.”
● Geoff Turner, Mother died 35 days prior - Leukemia
#3 - After reading CT, 22 pg version, on 02/25/05:
● Sylvia Santillan, Grandmother died 14 days prior - Alzheimer’s
#4 - After reading CT, 10 pg version, on 02/02/05:
● Sheri Miller, B.S. Biology; Father died when she was 15 - Suicide “I do feel it’s true regarding my grandmother who died when I was 14 - Ovarian Cancer, and for my close friend who committed suicide when I was 21—but not with my mother.”
#5 - After reading CT, 40 pg version, on 02/28/05:
● Joyce Prince, Mother died when she was 2 months old - Stroke
“I think you should take a bunch of copies of your book, go downtown to a street corner, and just start talking.”
#6 - After reading CT, 60 pg version, on 04/04/05:
● Edward Duncan, Grandfather died when he was 12 - Suicide Stepfather died when he was 17 - Suicide Father died one year prior - Natural
“This is really interesting—can I have a copy of this?”
#7 - After reading CT, 10 pg version, on 02/02/05:
● Steven Marano, College Student
#8 - After reading CT, 10 pg version, on 02/02/05:
“Compelling connection between the transfer of energy from cessation to life.
Overall, this makes sense to me in terms of rationalizing this concept.”
#9 - After reading CT, 24 pg version, on 02/04/05:
● Jeannine Trinka, B.A. History, Professional Dancer
“I think ... people might be interested in a book like this!?”
#10 - After reading CT, 24 pg version, on 03/14/05:
#1 - After reading CT, 24 pg version, on 02/03/05:
“I’ve certainly never read anything like it; I’m going to have to re-read it twice.”
#11 - After reading CT, 45 pg version, on 03/21/05:
● George Liss, CEO – First Institutional Securities LLC
“I don’t know if I agree or disagree—but it is logical, understandable, and based on evidence.”
#12 - After reading CT, 24 pg version, on 02/15/05:
● Thomas Beveridge, B.A. Elementary Education
“This guy is really smart—I want to meet him!”
#13 - After reading CT, 24 pg version, on 02/15/05:
● Gary – University Professor, Boyfriend of Recent Murder Victim “Nat told me that when she was a kid, she use to look at little bugs and wonder if we were all like little tiny pieces of a ‘greater something’; like molecules on a bigger object—she really likes what you’ve come up with!”
#14 - After reading CT, 60 pg version, on 04/04/05:
● Natalia Duncan – English Professor, M.A. English [ESL]
“I think the overall concept is very plausible—and the idea of soul-splitting seems to make a lot of sense; however, you haven’t yet sold me on the idea of the photon bond between humans or energy transfer through such a bond—and the whole proposition conflicts with my belief and understanding of freewill.”
#15 - After reading CT, 70 pg version, on 04/12/05:
● Luke Sands, M.S. Physics
“The overall premise sits well in my stomach; through it, very confusing and obtuse concepts are brought into sharp focus with clear and relatable examples.”
#16 - After reading CT, 57 pg version, on 04/01/05:
● Kai Collins – Writer/Producer, B.S. Psychology, B.A. Theatre
“The eclectic sources and footnotes are evidence to the thoroughness and expanse of the author’s understanding of varied and complex theories throughout history. All-in-all this is ground-breaking stuff!”
#17 - After reading CT, 45 pg version, on 03/21/05:
● Ira Liss, B.S. Theology
“I would say that overall I agree on most issues, and on the general idea of energies that we absorb or reject. For instance, Lynn - a friend - and I were discussing how we’re both attracted to different types of men, but how even in the moment where the physical energies seem to be right on and in sync, if someone is arrogant or rude or mean or just boring—the entire energy from them turns us right off!”
#18 - After reading CT, 45 pg version, on 03/21/05:
● Natalia Munoz, B.A. Business/Literature
“I hate to be a fence-sitter, but I fall somewhere between agree (overall) and disagree (overall); yet this is clearly out-of-the-box thinking and its brilliance clearly shows through in the author's thought processes."
#19 - After reading CT, 70 pg version, on 04/15/05:
● Urvaksh Patel, B.S. Finance and Entrepreneurship
“Referring to the taking of someone's life, as in wartimes, and how their energy signature resultantly goes into you destructively – I definitely agree: at first, the initial negative energy displacement is shocking and has no comparison for measure. The displacement is so great that it completely numbs one's moral and ethical boundaries. These boundaries aren't found until they become saturated and there's an emotional overflow. Only then can these boundaries be resalvaged. Sometimes they're never refound by particular individuals."
#20 - After reading CT, 70 pg version, on 04/13/05:
● Mr. O., Philosopher, US Marine – Special Operations
“We talk about putting ‘work’ into our relationships all the time—and bringing it to that next level of scientific explanation, is to me what’s been the most applicable.”
#21 - After reading CT, 70 pg version, on 04/13/05:
● Christine Lombardi, B.A. History
“The coolest thing in the whole book is the energy signature concept.”
#22 - After reading CT, 57 pg version, on 04/02/05:
● Laura Streske, B.A. Marketing Communications
realized they could be applied to us, our lives, and our relationships.”
#23 – After reading CT, 72 pg version, on 05/06/05:
● Ella Heider, B.S. Environmental Protection
“I think of it as another way of looking at things.”
#24 - After reading CT, 82 pg version, on 05/13/05:
● Kenneth Prince, College Student
"A book 60-80 years ahead of its time.”
#25 - After reading CT, 72 pg version, on 05/07/05:
● Monzer Ettawil, M.S. Criminal Psychological Behavior, Law Student
“In the future, Thims will be someone who’s talked about in classrooms as this guy who had this idea. However, now, yes the book will sell, but its premise will not be accepted by people of this generation."
#26 - After reading CT, 72 pg version, on 05/07/05:
● Monzer Ettawil, M.S. Criminal Psychological Behavior, Law Student
"I think it’s a marvelous concept, and soul-splitting makes perfect sense in this context... I wasn’t aware of the bulk of energy being stored in bonds rather than in the entities themselves."
#27 - After reading CT, 88 pg version, on 06/30/05:
● Lawrence Chin, HT Researcher, Writer, Philosopher, B.A. Philosophy
Ph.D. Religious Science
"I would not have understood parts of this if I had not taken honors chemistry; for example, I just don’t think everyone would know what integral spins are? Regarding my overall take — I’m more inclined towards ‘agree’ and the Madonna example is awesome!"
#28 - After reading CT, 74 pg version, on 05/08/05:
● Tiffany Clotfelter, Age 18, College Student
Model, Homecoming Princess [class size = 650]
"Cheating and jealousy is what tends to break up physically-attractive couples, not bond composition ratios."
#29 - After reading CT, 82 pg version, on 05/14/05:
● Gary Shah, Professional Body-Builder, Philosopher, B.S. Sociology
"It feels like I’m reading a textbook."
#30 - After reading CT, 93 pg version, on 07/15/05:
● Tara Katz, B.A. Social Work
“Science, combined with opinion, combined with facts – it makes me think.”
#31 - After reading CT, 93 pg version, on 07/15/05:
● Juan Carlos Mejia, B.S. Aerospace Engineering
COMMENTS: on Human Thermodynamics [HT], VI-VIII
"The momentum gives me tingles – each chapter gets better and better in terms of concept and how it's written – eye-opening and understandable – revolutionary!"
#1 - After reading 850 page VI-VIII in November of 2003:
● Lynn Liss, MBA - University of Chicago
"Very interesting books!"
#2 - After reading VI-VII in July of 2004:
● Dawn Gomez, M.S. Sociology - Social Worker
"Very enjoyable and particularly interesting – I though about my own relationships and everything seemed to make a lot of sense – and the three volumes just about cover it:
#3 - After reading 300 page VI in December of 2004:
● Deanna Michalopoulos, B.S. Journalism - Journalist
"The advanced-intelligence perspective is good way to understand the concepts – people don't understand things about themselves unless they look at things from an outside perspective."
#4 - After reading chapter one VI in April of 2005:
● Teri Brelie [Age 19], College Student
“We're going to have to do something about the title.”
#5 - After reading chapter one VI in March of 2005:
● Maria Barbanente, Homecoming Queen [class size = 300]
B.S. Psychology, M.S. Psychology
COMMENTS: on Website and on Human Thermodynamics in General
#1 - After clicking-through this web-site in May of 2005:
● Viesturs Teivans , B.S. Physiology - Physical Education Teacher
"I admit, open systems do exist and can be described with thermodynamics; nonetheless, their application to group dynamics is a major stretch, and modeling human relationships on them involves all sorts of unstated assumptions, for instance that a state function (like Gibbs free energy) even applies. Or that they're spontaneous. My skepticism is heightened by having looked at the site and noticed it: firmly on the pseudo- side of fringe science."
#2 - After clicking-through variations of this web-site on June 21, 2005:
"Creative and original, but not scientific or encyclopedic. Thermodynamics isn't meant to describe human relationships."
#3 - After clicking-through variations of this web-site on June 21, 2005:
"I don't believe that thermodynamics is any more relevant to human life than to anything else. We don't have thermodynamics of vegetables or thermodynamics of chairs, do we?"
#5 - After clicking-through variations of this web-site on June 21, 2005:
● Mike Rosoft, hard-core atheist (with a bit of an agnostic), skeptic, and liberal "It is well-disguised nonsense. It is, for the most part, basic thermodynamics that is dealt with just fine by other, dedicated articles. See, e.g. entropy, free energy. Note that these terms are standard thermo terms. Then, the article (click here) goes off the rails and says things like "wherein a man M meets or collides in time with a woman W over the substrate surface ‘earth’ to form a bonded relationship" which is nearly patent nonsense and it goes down hill from there. The website looks professional, to a point, and claims they have a PhD - I reckon it's an elaborate hoax. Further the Google hits deal with the perfectly good topic of human thermo in terms of 'how do you keep people cool' and 'what sort of ways do humans lose heat/warm up' etc. It's subtle, but I reckon it's nonsense."
#4 - After clicking-through variations of this web-site on June 21, 2005:
● Splash, Ph.D (student) Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, University of Bristol
#6 - After skimming the home page for several minute on September 17, 2005:
PhD. Computational Chemistry, Dartmouth College
#7 - After reading: parts of the HT website, the "Is Human Thermodynamics Pseudoscience?" Article, and after exchanging emails with Libb Thims Sept.-Oct. of 2005: BS Chemistry - State University in Alma-Ata PhD Polymer Chemistry - State University in Alma-Ata Book: Thermodynamic Theory of the Evolution of Living Beings [Amazon]
“I really enjoyed reading it (and am glad Betty gave it to me).”
#32 - After reading CT, 93 pg version, on 10/26/05:
● Rishona Frank, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
"I believe that the correlation between the interaction of supramolecular receptors (receptors of light, smell, sound, electromagnetic fields, gravitational fields, etc.) and the interaction of people can be obtained.”
“I believe this is very important information, and it is original work. Certainly it is a scientific approach to the problems of thermodynamics of human life. The equation ∆G = ∆H – T∆S is correct to human systems (P, T = constant). I now see that the best way to calculate the Gibbs function of formation for structures of human communities or groups of people is connected with the estimation of the Gibbs function of chemical receptors thru the physical fields, light, gravitational, etc. It can be used for molecular or supramolecular systems. We can investigate the interaction of two organisms via the interaction of their many supramolecular receptors:
COMMENTS: on [JHT] Journal of Human Thermodynamics
BS General Studies - Air Force Academy Book: A Theory of Power [Amazon]
Your journal "Human Thermodynamics" looks fascinating, and I'd certainly be interested in writing something for it. That said, I've had a grand total of one semester of thermodynamics, so I don't think that I'm qualified from the thermodynamics standpoint--so far I've just used it as an analogy for what I see in politics, history, economics, etc.
As for my other educational credentials, I have a B.S. from the Air Force Academy, and I'm currently in Law School. Hopefully (time permitting...) I'll have a chance to catch up on my science and apply a more rigorous use of thermodynamics to a paper at some point in the future. ~Jeff
Thank you so much for your good letter, and for your kindness in putting a short review of my book on your website. I think that it is important to call attention to the thermodynamic aspects of the phenomenon of life, and I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor.
With very best regards,
John Avery, HT-Researcher, Physical Chemist, Writer, Nobelist BS Physics - MIT MS Physics - University of Chicago PhD Theoretical Chemisty - Imperial College, London Noble Prize 1995 - Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Book: Information Theory and Evolution [Amazon]
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