Forest blind


Two Nature Mind
One Nature Mind






Non-child
Christoph Wieland ns
Christoph Wieland
(1733-1813)



1810
Childlike or Genius?
Goethe 1808 ns
Johann Goethe
(1749-1832)


Non-Lunatic
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Werner Stark



1962
Lunatic or Newton?
Henry Carey ns
Henry Carey
(1793-1879)


Non-crank
John Diggins
John Diggins
(1935-2009)



1995
Crank or Prophet?
Henry Adams ns
Henry Adams
(1838-1918)


Non-deranged
Philip Moriarty ns
Philip Moriarty
(c.1968-)


2009
Deranged or Genius?
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Libb Thims
(c.1975-)

Classic examples of two nature mindets, being forest blind to reality, referring to one nature mindsets as: fools, childish, lunatic, crank, crackpot, and or deranged, respective.
In hmolscience, forest blind, or "not seeing the forest", to someone who, owing to a two natures mindset bias—one set of laws governing animate nature (life) another governing inanimate nature (nonlife), or an unbridgeable gap mentality—is not able to see the forest amid the trees or synonymously does not see ships in the harbor, and is thus strongly averse to any and all types of one nature theorists and their theories. The following quote by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer:

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”

on his mentor German polymath Johann Goethe's ability of being able to hit the realism philosophy target of human chemical theory is one example of how many are forest blind to reality or the "real world" as American chemical thermodynamicist Frederick Rossini liked to say (see: Rossini debate).

Two natures theorist
The prime example of a two natures theorist is Czechoslovakian-born English sociologist Werner Stark (1962), noted social mechanism historian, who considers the following statement, made in 1858 by American sociologist Henry Carey:

“In the inorganic world, every act of combination is an act of motion. So it is in the social one. If it is true that there is but one system of laws for the government of all matter, then those which govern the movements of the various inorganic bodies should be the same with those by which is regulated the motion of society; and that such is the case can readily be shown.”

as being someone in "back in his strait-jacket", as Stark put it. More recent examples include John Diggins (1995) classifying one nature theorist Henry Adams as “more of a crank than a prophet” or Irish physicist Philip Moriarty (2009) classifying Libb Thims as having “derange imagination” for believing that the Carnot cycle governs chemical systems as it does human social systems (see: Moriarty-Thims debate).

One nature theorist
The prime example of a “one nature” theorist being German polymath Johann Goethe a view which he explains in his famous 4 Sep 1809 anonymous advertisement, shown below, to his soon-to-be published “most dangerous work” Elective Affinities:

“The author must have been led to his strange title by his continuing work in the physical sciences where we often make use of comparisons drawn from the world of human behavior so that things which are essentially remote from us may be brought a little nearer; and in the novel, in a case concerning morality, doubtless the author was seeking to trace an expression used as an analogy in chemistry back to its origin in the life of the human spirit. [The advertisement concludes with a general remark, the essence of which is] there is after all only one nature, and that even in our human zone of it, the cheerful zone of reason and freedom of choice, still there are traces, in the passions, of bleak and irresistible necessity.”

A philosophy which produced its many divided "forest blind" enemies and "forest awake" admirers (and or followers) to emerge in centuries to follow.

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“Originally I assumed or believed that everybody thought like I did [or like we do]; I soon, however, found this not to be the case.”
Josip Stepanic (c.2009), comment to American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims [1]

See also
Glass wall
Ships not seen
Not seeing the forest | Trees amid the forest | Forest amid the trees

References
1. Email communication with Libb Thims (c.2009); quote from memory by Thims (original email not yet located).

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