|Footnote #5 (pgs. 64, 319), chapter II: The Identification of the Real, section 2: Motion and Change, Order Out of Chaos (1984) by Ilya Prigogine, with Thims hand-written markings as made when he first read the passage.|
In Fall 1994, amid the course: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I [ChE 230], Winter 1995, amid the course: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II [ChE 330], or at the very latest, Spring 199, amid the course: Physical Chemistry [CHEM 468], see: Libb Thims (history), Thims’ gleaned the patently-obvious “idea” (see: this idea), in his mind, that these equations, reactions, and principles, he was learning, in these courses, wherein he received straight A's, being near the top of his graduating class, of about 128 student, in each course, to predict and understand the nature of molecular formations, reactions, and dissolutions, applied to human reactions at the macro-social level; something along the lines of the following logic or view, i.e. that columns 1-3 are "translatable" to the phenomena described in columns 5-6:
The question Thims had, in his mind, at this point, was “who” exactly, historically, or “how” exactly, in modern terms, was this explained, in detail? Thims, for whatever reason, did not ask the question OPENLY in class, despite of the fact, that he routinely sat in the front of every class, raised his hand to as the most questions in class, or thereabouts, and was the student that did some of the most teacher office visits, to get specifics answer, on various questions, that he couldn’t solve on his own.
On 15 Nov 2001 at 3:00AM CST, Thims solved, in basic social mechanism outline, the intricately difficult puzzling as to how the differential variables of column #3, i.e. G, H, T, and S, were translatable, per unit state of existence, into social mate selection factors, such as character, occupation (see: Buss sexual proposition study), personality, family social structure, physical fitness, physical appearance, age, etc.; shortly thereafter, in the following weeks (or months), the vision began to arise in his mind that Thims might devote two months to "public" article presentation of this model, backed by the loose idea that such a model expanded into book form might pay for medical school [Thims, specifically, was memorizing neuroanatomy from 1AM to 2AM, when he took a "mental break" to work on his 7-year previous mental plaything puzzle [column #3], which at 3AM, see: Libb Thims (history), he began to glean the solution to.
|The inventions of Amazon (1994), Wikipedia (2004), Google Books (2004), and Wetpaint (2007), allowing one to find rare information, obtain copies of this rare information, and collate this flow of information into a wiki, were a polyintellect’s dream come true.|
Thims then began to do some historical research to see who else had worked on this problem, prior to him; the following shows Thims Amazon.com book order history; books listed chronologically per date of ordered placed, within each year (e.g. Prigogine and Goethe dates shown); some of the more influential books are shown in large text:
2001 | 0 books
No account set up yet. Thims largely bought books from retail book stores. e.g. Borders, Barnes & Noble, university book stores, local small book stores, etc.
2002 | 3 books
● Green Eyes, the Greenest Fields
● Quantum Mechanics: Two Volumes Bound As One
● The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
2003 | 0 books
Thims, per recollection, was deep into penning a 1,000-page draft for a 3-volume Human Thermodynamics manuscript. In particular, Thims, during this year, as he recalls was purchasing dozens of books, weekly or monthly, from Barnes & Noble (Ѻ), at Webster Place, Chicago; some from the philosophy section, some from the science section, and many from the religion and mythology section (see: Thims religion, mythology, and atheism book collection).
2004 | 6 books
● Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life Is the...
James Gardner, Seth Shostak
● Information Theory and Evolution
John Avery | Ordered: May 11
● Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics
Martinus Veltman | Ordered: May 11
● The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution
● Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means...
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo Barbasi
● Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
● Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
2005 | 34 books
● The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human Behavior
Helen Fisher | Placed: Feb 25
William Z. Black, James G. Hartley
● A to Z of Thermodynamics
● Particle Physics : A Comprehensive Introduction
● Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe
Leon M. Lederman, Christopher T. Hill
● Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty Of Particle Physics
Bruce A. Schumm
● Sperm Wars: The Science of Sex
● Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
S. R. De Groot, P. Mazur
● Modern Thermodynamics : From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures
Dilip Kondepudi, Ilya Prigogine
● The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
● Self-Organization in Biological Systems (Princeton Studies in Complexity...
Scott Camazine, et al
● Is Future Given?
● Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks
● Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
● At Home in the Universe: The Search for Laws of Self-Organization and...
● Exploring Complexity: An Introduction
Gregoire Nicolis, Ilya Prigogine
● Order out of Chaos: Man's New Dialogue with Nature [see: footnote 2.5]
Ilya Prigogine | Placed: Aug 6
● Thermodynamic Theory of the Evolution of Living Beings
Georgi Gladyshev | Placed: Sep 29
● From Being to Becoming: Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences
● Bioenergetics: The Molecular Basis of Biological Energy Transformations by...
|On 10 Oct 2006, Thims ordered Goethe’s Elective Affinities, the Reginald Hollingdale (1971) translation (see: translations) with chronology and further reading by David Deissner (2005), and thereafter discovered the riddled meaning of Prigogine's footnote 2.5.|
● Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
● Statistical Thermodynamics
● Elective Affinities (Penguin Classics) [see: chapter four]
Johann Goethe (translator: Reginald Hollingdale) | Ordered: Oct 10
● My Twentieth Century Philosophy
● The Second Law
● Astonishing Hypothesis: the Scientific Search for the Soul
● Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
● The Chemistry of Love
● The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium : With Applications in Chemistry and...
● The Alchemy of Love and Lust
● Chemistry of Human Life
● Human chemistry
● Entropy Demystified: Potential Order, Life and Money
● Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire: And other Papers on the Second Law of Thermodynamics
● The Science of Love: Understanding Love and It's Effects on Mind and Body by...
● Theory of Heat
● Screen Couple Chemistry : The Power of 2
● The New Couple: Why the Old Rules Don't Work and What Does
Maurice Taylor, Seana McGee
2006 | 217 orders
2007 | 127 orders
2008 | 53 orders
2009 | 38 orders
2010 | 51 orders
2011 | 89 orders
2012 | 90 orders (some not books, e.g. ink cartridges, face masque [cold weather], etc.)
2013 | 100 orders (some not books)
2014 | 85 orders (some not books)
2015 | 52 orders (some not books)
2016 | 6 orders (some not books)
● Energy and Structure: A Theory of Social Power
Richard Adams | Ordered: Jan 18
● The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists
Ravi Zacharias | Ordered: Mar 1
● The Real Face of Atheism
Ravi Zacharias | Ordered: Feb 10
● The Excitement of Science
John Platt | Ordered: Mar 13
Non-book orders: Garmin Vivoactive GPS run/bike/swim watch, Phaiser BHS-530 Bluetooth runner head phones, Ravi
[As of Mar 16]
On 10 Aug 2005, Thims, as the above order history shows, ordered Belgian chemist Ilya Prigogine's 1984 book Order Out of Chaos, §2: The Identification of the Real (§§2: Motion and Change), after which, in the week to follow book arrival, discovered footnote number 2.5, which alluringly reads as follows:
“Dobbs, op. cit., also examined the role of the ‘mediator’ by which two substances are made ‘sociable’. We may recall here the importance of the mediator in Goethe’s Elective Affinities (Engl. Trans. Greenwood 1976). For what concerns chemistry, Goethe was not far from Newton.”— Ilya Prigogine (1984), footnote 2.5, in: Order Out of Chaos (§2: The Identification of the Real [§§2: Motion and Change (pgs. 64, 319)])
This, in turn, led Thims into searching out this peculiar book, of this person "Goethe", which Thims had never heard of before, despite having worked on the very same problem for the past 10-years.
On 10 Oct 2005, Thims ordered Goethe's Elective Affinities; thereafter, in the week or so to follow, upon book arrival, absorbing the mind-blending "chapter four".
On Feb-Mar 2006, Thims began writing Human Chemistry, a conceptualized-to-be intellectual "duty", to Goethe, namely to write a basic textbook on chemistry, at the human level, the way Goethe outlined hereabove in literary form, as best as newly minted top chemical engineer could do..
In Sep 2007, Thims finished this two-volume 824-page textbook, following 18-months and 14-days of focused writing.
In short, Thims had discovery that Goethe basically worked out nearly the same theory (as had Thims), albeit framed in the logic of affinity tables, i.e. human affinity tables (see: Goethe affinity table), the antecedent or rather forerunner to free energy tables, or in Thims' view human free energy table (see: Thims free energy table), over two hundred years ago (1796-1809), and wrote out the entire solution in coded format in his 1809 novella Elective Affinities, a treatise filled with 36-chapters of various types of human chemical reactions or human elective affinity reactions, as Goethe would have viewed them. 
At this point, strangely enough, even though Thims is 50% German, and had at that time over 750 science books in his home library collection, he had never heard of Goethe. In any event, after finally reading Elective Affinities, specifically the famous chapter four, it has since become the most influential book he has ever read and was what instilled in Thims the duty, obligation, or rather "moral imperative" to write the world’s first ever textbook on the subject of human chemistry (basically the modern view of what Goethe was theorizing about 200 years ago).
The "Dobbs, op. cit." reference refers to the 1975 work of American chemistry historian Betty Dobbs. 
1. Prigogine, Ilya. (1984). Order Out of Chaos – Man’s New Dialogue with Nature (footnote 2.5: “B.J. Dobbs [The Foundations of Newton’s Alchemy, 1975] also exampled the role of the ‘mediator’ by which two substances are made ‘sociable’. We may recall here the importance of Goethe’s Elective Affinities. For what concerns chemistry, Goethe was not far from Newton.” pg. 319). New York: Bantam Books.
2. Dobbs, Betty J. (1975). The Foundations of Newton’s Alchemy: or the Hunting of the Greene Lyon. Cambridge University Press.