Highway of thermodynamics

Highway of thermodynamics
A visual (ΡΊ) of the broad highway of thermodynamics, which Gilbert Lewis (1923) one has to “pass over” if one wants to get to the frontier of knowledge. [2]
In terminology, highway of thermodynamics, or “broad” highway of thermodynamics, refers, according to Gilbert Lewis (1923), to the road, speedway, or thoroughfare, namely the science or path of knowledge named thermodynamics, Clausius-Gibbs-Lewis based chemical thermodynamics in particular, that one — if one is a pioneer — must "pass over", in order to get to or gain entrance to the borderland of the unknown regions of any new growing science.

The following are related quotes:

“The scientific method is the sole gateway to the whole region of knowledge. There is no shortcut to truth, no way to gain in knowledge of the universe except through the gateway of scientific method.”
Karl Pearson (1892), The Grammar of Science (pgs. 17, 24); cited by Howard W. Odum in: An Introduction to Social Research (pgs. 8-9)

“The fascination of a growing science lies in the work of the pioneers at the very borderland of the unknown, but to reach this frontier one must pass over well traveled roads; of these one of the safest and surest is the broad highway of thermodynamics.”
Gilbert Lewis (1923) Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances [2]

See also
● Clausius postulate
● Eddington rule
● Einstein postulate

1. (a) Lewis, Gilbert & Randall, Merle. (1923). Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances (pg. x). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
(b) Cavazox-Gaither A.E. (2002). Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations (section: “Thermodynamics”, pg. 427-28). CRC Press.

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