Hmolpedia: Progress report

Thims (1995)Libb Thims (Fall 1994 to Fall 1995 engineering classes)
American engineer Libb Thims' 1994-1995 chemical engineering coursework (University of Michigan), during which time, in one of these classes (thermodynamics I or II, physical chemistry, or heat and mass transfer) the seed for the future subject of "human chemical thermodynamics" was planted.
In site pages, Hmolpedia progress report, shown below, outlines the timeline development of the construction of Hmolpedia: Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics:

Late 1970s
  • American Libb Thims (user: Sadi-Carnot) — creator of Hmolpedia (24 Dec 2007) — at the age of 4-5, began to ruminate on the puzzling nature of "wrong", or unnatural action, in contrast to "right", or natural action, or, in colloquial (or religious) speak, good vs evil action, when during the course of forest wanderings he found a bird's nest, filled with quarter-sized white spotted blue eggs, after which he took one of the eggs home and, while, as memory recalls, showing it off to someone, while standing on the second story of the balcony, of the apartment complex he was residing in, dropped the egg, off the balcony, letting it fall 10-feet to the ground and crack open, after which a strange mental feeling or sense of darkness emerged following the event.
Late 1980s
  • Thims, at age 15, got a work permit—thermodynamics, of course, being the governing science of the relation between heat (e.g. sexual heat) and “work” (e.g. occupation)—and began to be employed at a minimum wage summer job (paid work), and thereabouts began to date; during the course of which, he began to notice, in the lifestyles (states of existence) of some of the girls-turning-women (age 17-22) he began to hang out with, who each worked (at or near minimum wage jobs) and thereby paid their own rent and seemed to be happy (friends, throwing parties, etc.) that one could, very easily (in theory), work a minimum wage (simple manual labor) job, exist and be happy. This, what might be called, "drive-thru paradox" is evidenced well in the: “you'll be serving my kids fries on our way to a skiing trip” scene, in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, as well as the “don’t be calling me no f$%king dishwasher” scene, in the 1983 film Scarface, or the “the world needs ditch diggers too” scene, and Kuder Preference test discussion, espoused in the 1980 film Caddyshack. Here a grand confusion began to embed into Thims' mind, surrounding the nature of happiness, contentment, and or mental satiety, and its connection to "work" (see: principle of the transmission of work), work output (occupational ladder), and specifically "status level" of work, such as embodied in the defining first engagement query: "so what do you do?" [for a living], e.g. see: David Buss' 1993 "Occupation vs Sexual Receptivity" study, in respect to mate selection and existence, surrounding the question "why" a person was or has to do anything, past the point of minimum society mandated education level (high school), past the minimum demarcation point of paying for rent (below which is homelessness)? English-born American philosopher Alan Watts' circa 1955 “here kitty kitty” social indoctrination ideology or process (see: South Park annotated video (Ѻ) at 5:54), idealized or rather carrot-sticked for the person age 0 to 40 to follow, captures some of this issue well.
  • In the early 1990s, Thims, as a beginning college student—deciding to go to college on the logic that, in theory, if he took the intellectually most difficult subjects, mastering the logic so as to finish in the top of each course or class, he would glean insight into former puzzling query on the nature of existence and the "do" of things (or "go" of things as Maxwell at age 3 queried incessantly)—still extremely puzzled about the cultural mandate that one is ideally supposed to get a job (paid work), then get married (bond), and then make kids (reproduction), then retire (and that's it to existence, in a nut shell)—along the way making the noticeably unrealistic (see: realism) legal vow “till death do us part” (43% of people get divorced at 15-years)—made a trait weighted mate selection spread sheet, below left, of his top 19 girlfriends whom he could theoretically (potentially) marry, of the following form, in attempts to discern a logical methodology for marriage selection:
Thims spreadsheet

Thims thought experiment (section)

The results of this study, however, made little intuitive and or visceral sense (see: Thims thought experiment). This selection methodology, as Thims would come to learn, is what is called a "love thought experiment", above right, as done by German polyintellect Johann Goethe (1808) in affinity chemistry terms or as Indian chemical engineer Vamshi Regalla and American mechanical engineer Ravi Vedula did (2012) in first thermodynamic and later chemical thermodynamic terms.

  • Thims, while meandering about in a local book store, came across American evolutionary psychologist David Buss' newly-published very influential 1994 The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, which presented the results of studies, conducted in the 1970s and 1980s, involving a survey of some 10,047 people worldwide, on the nature of sexual selection, cross-culturally, that sought to identify underlying evolutionary-mediated psychological mechanisms of human behavior and desire; thereafter, fascinated by this "mechanism" way of looking at human relationship underpinnings, Thims, as a hobby, read over a 100 books on evolutionary psychology and mate selection (see: Thims' mate selection book collection).
  • 11/15 - after about six-years of work on the problem, from time-to-time, on scratch paper, Thims came across Stephen Hawkings' 1996 human entropy change diagram, which alluded to the idea that a person's entropy would change as one reads a book (and the connection to this that the higher up the education ladder one climbs, the higher one's mate status value becomes), the big picture as to how the quantity “ΔH – TΔS” could change, variationally, in terms of multi-year instantaneous states of human existence on going from state one (day one) to state two (year eighteen) in the course of the human reproduction reaction. About a month later, Thims chanced on the idea that it might be worth while to write up a short summary of the solution, as things were viewed at this point (assuming that it would only take about two months or so to complete the task).
  • 12/05 - sent one page query letter to Bantum-Dell Publishing group for book proposal on the “application of chemical thermodynamics to human life”, but never one that was never received (according to publishers). (Ѻ)
  • Wikipedia logo
    In 2005, Thims began to test article writing at Wikipedia, penning some 180+ new articles, though finding it resistively difficult to write articles on three taboo subjects: human thermodynamics, human chemistry, and human molecule, all of which were either banned or deleted.
    05/30 - Thims began testing online encyclopedia-style wiki article writing at Wikipedia, by starting an article on human thermodynamics; albeit an article that ended up in the "articles for deletion" (afd) process, twice; after which, he stayed on as an editor at Wikipedia, in the two years to follow, penning about 180 articles, contributing over 8,500 edits.
  • 09/04 - on the fuel of Goethe, paperback version of Human Chemistry was published (hardcover version was published on 24 Sep 2007).
  • 10/10 - resigned as an editor from Wikipedia (2005-2007), out of re-occurring tensions building in attempts to get the articles "human chemistry" and "human molecule", established as standard encyclopedia topics (topics which kept getting sent to afd).
  • 12/24 - launched, with three articles: Sadi Carnot, human thermodynamics, and human chemistry.
  • 12/31 - up to about two dozen articles or pages started and two members: Sadi-Carnot and Gladyshev (who has previously been weekly email collaborators since 2006).
  • 01/01 - up to 27 pages and made a new EoHT Wiki Logo (shown on following banner, below right section).
  • 01/02 - up to 32 pages, 3 members, and invited more published thermodynamics professors, authors, etc., to join the site.
  • 01/15 - up to 71 articles and changed the name to Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics.
  • 02/20 - at an average of about 15-30 visitors per day (with about 50-150 page views per day).
  • 03/01 - entered the ad-free test program (cost = $20/mo, paid by Libb Thims).
  • 03/12 - at 135 articles, 11 members; new domain name: (see: thread notice); added name "encyclopedia" to banner (vertical right):
26 Jul 2010 EoHT banner

  • EoHT cover (Jul 2010)
    The 16 Nov 2010 draft cover (Ѻ) for the then guestimated 5-volume print version of
    04/04 - at 175 articles and made first-draft cover design for the potential printed version of the EoHT.
  • 08/27 - at 400 articles.
  • 12/11 - 600+ article (19 members).
  • 01/13 - 638 articles, 24 members, and 100+ visitors per day.
  • 06/08 - 946 articles, 36 members, 210+ visitors/day, 12,000+ page views per month.
  • 07/29 - hit the 1,000 article mark (Richard Piccard).
  • 08/03 - accepted into the ad-free "education wiki" program (a savings of $19.95/month in ad-cost removal).
  • 08/07 - 50 members, 280+ visitors/day, 13,000+ page views per month.
  • 03/16 - 1,300 articles (Szilard's demon), 78 members, 520+ visitors/day, 21,000+ page views per month.
  • 04/26 - Finished writing the last of the biographic articles, of the known 323 HT pioneers, with Kenneth Stokes article (#1,383).
  • 07/07 - 1,500 article mark (John Herapath).
  • 07/19 - Reached the 100-member mark (user:巩方建)
  • 07/27 - Testing out removal of dropshadow with the following 990x98 banner (which increases page reading space by at least 10-pixels):
EoHT banner (no s) 2 990x98
  • 10/16 - Made a draft cover (Ѻ) for a guestimated: 5-volume print set of, then titled Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, and printed a stapled-together sixteen-page test run, using the articles: Sadi Carnot, Rene Descartes, Ernst Haeckel, Hmol, Hmol science, Arthur Iberall, mechanistic school, Eugene Spektorsky, social physics, and soul snow.
EoHT beta logo2011
  • 02/08 - 1,846 articles, 148 members, 41,000+ page views/month.
  • 02/16 - launched the EoHT beta wikiExternal link icon (c)(see logo), a sister site to this one, for sandbox, new, or unreferenced, or original ideas or theories to take root.
  • 03/28 - hit the 2,000 article mark (chemistry of love).
  • 04/04 - 2,030+ articles and (a) renamed the site from "EoHT wiki" to "Hmolpedia" (see: etymology) or Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics, to embrace the more encompassing perspective and corpus of articles the site currently contains, and (b) uploaded a new redesigned (and tighter) Hmolpedia banner (990x95px), as shown below:
Hmolpedia banner (04 Apr 2011)
Elective Affinities IAD (new)
Debates of the Hmolpedians (2013)
Left: the 2012-launched equation overlaid cover design of Elective Affinities: Illustrated, Annotated, and Decoded by Libb Thims, based on the Philipp Johann illustrated, 1854 James Froude translated, 1885 Hjalmar Boyesen illustrated edition. Right: the 2013 book Debates of the Hmolpedians, by Belgian philosopher David Bossens, discussing newly-learned views on hmolscience, in regards to questions on the defunct theory of life, biology, free will, prediction, DNA, human molecular theory, etc.
  • 01/31 - Hit the "500+" mark on the HT pioneers timeline table (10-years of research went into this table).
  • 05/07 - launched the Elective Affinities: Illustrated, Annotated, and Decoded online (to be turned book) project; the first complete book to be embedded, chapter-by-chapter, and hyperlinked into the structure of Hmolpedia.
  • 05/10 - 2,500+ article mark, 280 members, 57,000 page views per month.
  • 10/23 - formerly formed the JHT review board listed within Hmolpedia.
  • 11/04 - at 2,700+ articles mark and 310+ members.
  • 11/06 - David Bossens produces the Hmolpedia-precipitated book Debates of the Hmolpedians.
  • 02/19 -started making backup hardcopy MS Word version of Hmolpedia; an extrapolation estimate, of the first 100-pages done (75 articles), would put the A-Z printed volume at 3,700-pages total or 5-volumes (8.5x11) at 750 pages per volume (800 page max per book at LuLu).
  • 02/26 - at 2,800+ articles and 60,000+ page views per month.
  • 04/25 - gained $146 dollars via Google Adsense with Human Chemistry 101 YouTube channel; currently in water testing stage (income rate at $95/month).
  • 05/01 - at 2,880 articles and 69,000 page views per month.
  • 04/27 - Robots.txt issue: Sometime on or about 27 Apr 2013, Google started displaying following page descriptions for Wetpaint site search returns, which resulted in being dropped from Google search returns:
Robots.txt (issue)
  • 04/30 - started doing JHT reviewing (see: JHT submissions) at Hmolpedia (as opposed to doing it at the beta site, as has previously been done)
  • 05/18 - site getting less than 100 visits per day (at 1.8 pages / visit) correlating to around 5,400 page views per month.
  • 06/12 - issue has been found (thread: post #12) to have something to do with the Wetpaint spam bot filter upgrade acting to blocking Google crawlers.
  • 7/20: Announcement that wiki platform of Wetpaint (Ѻ) was purchased by Travis Derouin, who was the lead developer of wikiHow from 2004 to 2011. He is planning on transitioning the platform to his servers on July 31st, 2013. Once the platform has been uploaded to his server, this site robot.txt issue will be fixed. Earlier this morning, he informed me that he has come up with a solution that will be applied to the platform once it is on his servers. In a few weeks, Travis will be posting information about the move on Wetpaint Central, which will then be called WikiFoundry Central. The new platform will be called WikiFoundry.
  • CTAH cover (Jan 2014)Beg cover (new clean)
    Left: a Jan 2014 working draft manuscript cover of American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims' Chemical Thermodynamics: with Application in the Humanities, on the subject of human chemical thermodynamics, aiming to be the required reading for a college to graduate level course in physical humanities. [1] Right: annotated cover of Mirza Beg’s 1987 New Dimensions in Sociology: a Physico-Chemical Approach to Human Behavior.
    01/29 - the work-in-progress (86-page level) Chemical Thermodynamics: with Applications in the Humanities, cover shown adjacent, started sometime in late 2013, a pioneering attempt, going beyond that which the 40+ historical human free energy theorists have attempted, at a complete fully derived treatise on human chemical thermodynamics (humanities based on chemical thermodynamics), the pinnacle product of Hmolpedia—a prolegomenon to the former—slated as a revolutionary (see: Goethean revolution) teaching textbook for a hypothetical soon to become initiated college course on "physical humanities". [1]
  • 01/ 29 - some pages on the site still have images (not appearing) issues, even after reload, supposedly owing to the photo server database transition from Wetpaint to Wikifoundry. Thread discussion here: (Ѻ)
  • 04/07 - 3,200+ pgs (online) + 1,236 pgs (print set) + 303 pgs (misc print). [2]
  • 05/13 - discovered Mirza Beg, via key word Google search on term “physico-chemical sociology”.
  • 06/23 - Engaged into the Beg-Thims dialogue. (Ѻ)(Ѻ)
  • 09/11 - Initiated the Atheism Reviews channel; seeming precipitate of a combination of the Beg-Thims dialogue + the difficulties of trying to encapsulate the "religious conflict" section in the introduction of CTAH. [1]
  • 10/14 - 3,430+ pgs (online) + 2,069 pgs (print set) + 403 pgs (misc print).
  • 12/29 - 3,500+ pages (online) + 2,194 pgs (print set) + 409 pgs (misc print); Atheism Reviews channel: 15+ videos; 26 subs | 2K views (85 v/s).

  • 08/10 - Recorded and gave the "Zerotheism for Kids" lecture.
  • 09/07 - Published the final edited Zerotheism for Kids lecture, in 14-parts.
  • 09/30 - Following relocation, took of photo (Ѻ) of the circa 1,300 book library, aka the "hard drive of Hmolpedia", as contained in: 39 banana boxes and 6 egg boxes (filled with books); photo showing one of 10 snake book shelves [of Thims' own design], holding said Hmolpedia hard drive:
Hmolpedia (hard drive)

  • 10/07 - Thims' blacked out for three hours, while treadmill running, owing to what turned out to be a heart arrhythmia problem: after not running for about a weak owing to relocation, he ran one mile on the X-Sport Gym treadmill at 7.8 mph and 15% incline, slowed for inclined walk break, then went for second mile, and then completely blacked out (collapsed on treadmill, urinated on himself) and came to in hospital about 3 hours later (being retained there for three days) the coming into consciousness being similar in feeling to a slow return to brain-controlled movement mobility similar to the Jacob's ladder hospital scene; the collapse (the first of its kind [without prolonged detail]; aside from the Beg-induced mental shakiness pause at work, a year prior) was likely owing to the combined stress of: (a) 3+ years growing imbalanced gym-to-study ratio, (b) compiling Hmolpedia into a word file at a high rate of mental absorption and processing, (c) completing the filming, production, and editing of the "Zerotheism for Kids" video (which pushed one week into the limited month Thims had to find a new residence), (d) the growing undesirability of current work situation, and (e) that Thims under pressure (3-week period) had to cold turkey find a new residence and relocate (the specific day the stress arise was 09/01, when Thims received notice that his multi-unit residence had been sold and was given a 30-day eviction notice, on the day of which Thims, from some peculiar reason, was only able to run one-minute on the inclined treadmill [owing to mental shakiness], as opposed to 23-min normal runs three weeks prior).
  • 12/07 - Have 7,899-pages [6,641-pages (main content) + 1,258-pages (misc content)] saved into Word files, in preparation for multi-volume print set of Hmolpedia; about 600 more articles (in the "unfiled pages" section) to cut and paste into Word file before publication enacts.
  • Hmolpedia (Volume One) review copy

    01/05 - FINISHED transfer of online content of Hmolpedia (treads aside) into Word file, in preparation for multi-volume print set, amounting to: 7,255-pages (A-Z articles) + 1,368-pages (Misc content) + 319-pages (EA:IAD), or 8,942-pages (total), which amounts to 3,494,877-words, all done, ironically, to explain how a four-symbol equation (ΔG < 0) applies, in detail, to the humanities.
  • 01/05 - FINISHED 4,000th article (Diagoras).
  • 01/12 - the bulk saved Word files were formatted into 11 printable Word files (Ѻ), and a test copy of volume one was ordered (see: photo; adjacent).
  • 03/16 - at 9:05 AM CST, the ten-volume print set of Hmolpedia, totaling 6,496-pages, was published and made available for sale.
  • 03/28 - a professional-looking photo of Thims' newly-arrived 10-volume print set was made:
Hmolpedia (2016) 6
  • 03/29 – a progress report video (Ѻ) was made.
  • 2/7 - Hacking vandalism incident (Ѻ), resulting in 100s of pages being missing (in online version); after which the permission settings of Hmolpedia were changed to “anyone can edit” pages to only those approved to be “writers” (see: Hmolpedia writers) can edit pages.

  • 6/5 - The 5,000th article (William Middleton) was reached! Celebrated by reducing the then extant main page of (version: 2297) to a "new main page" with only two opening paragraphs (version: 2298).
  • 9/15 to 9/19 - Thims went to Karachi, Pakistan, to conduct 4-day interview (first day being meet and greet) of Mirza Beg and his 1987 New Dimensions in Sociology, resulting in 30+ hours of video-recorded interview dialogue.

  • 19 Apr | Travis Derouin commented to Thims, via email, that Wikifoundry might be “on the brink of going out of business”, per reason that it is not breaking even, or something along these lines, adding ads back onto previous adfree educational wikis.
  • 30 Apr | Travis Derouin commented to Thims “confident that with some changes that we can make the platform work for another year. Worst casescenario, if we have to shut down, I will provide at least 3 months lead time and do what I can to help transition you to another platform”.

1. Thims, Libb. (2014-15/16). Chemical Thermodynamics: with Applications in the Humanities (85-page version: pdf of 800-pages estimated total). Publisher.
2. Thims, Libb. (2014-15/16).
​ Hmolpedia: A-Z Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics, Volumes 1-6 (see: main where pdfs are available). Publisher.

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