Human Chemistry 101

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February 22, 2011 screenshot of the the Human Chemistry 101 channel, at the point of reaching the 100 subscriber mark, with the sub of user GangstRapza who commented, via personal message, “after everything I have read through and such, your movies are the only thing I can pay attention to. Thank you”. A slow going subscriber gathering process for the introduction of a relatively new and unheard of subject to most people.
In science education, Human Chemistry 101, a YouTube channel, is a monthly educational video series on the subject of human chemistry, the science of the chemistry of human interactions; with digressions on the topic of human thermodynamics. [1]

Top 100 Geniuses in 100 minutes

Ξ √ Ω L U T ↑ ☼ N
(aka chemical synthesis)
Everything is made up of atoms, connected together and moved by electromagnetism (and gravity).

HC101 is an educational channel on *human chemistry*, the study of chemical reactions between people, the 200-year-old underground branch of chemistry they don't teach you in school. The basic points of human chemistry are:

(a) A person is a reactive 'molecule', made of 26-elements (a "human molecule").
(b) Stable relationship pairs are held together by chemical bonds (A≡B).
(c) Favored relationships (reactions) are quantified by negative Gibbs free energy changes (the work energy output of relationships) over time.
(d) All relationships, in any system, are coupled to each other via free energy coupling (energy-releasing relationships drive the energy-absorbing relationships).
(e) Cyclical heat input from the sun is what drives the totality of existence.
(f) The sun's spin is coupled to the spin of the milky way; which is part of a gravitationally-bound "local cluster", which is moving toward the "great attractor" at a speed of about 600 kilometers per second.

"Social relationships and their conflicts [operate] symbolically [A + B → AB] and the moral symbols used in the natural sciences are the elective affinities [free energies] discovered and employed by the great Bergman [physical chemistry]." (Johann Goethe, 1799)

I. The energy content of the universe is a constant quantity.
II. The entropy [transformation content] of the universe is always striving to a maximum.
(Rudolf Clausius, 1865)

"Human chemistry—the study of the mutual attraction [and repulsion] of equivalent human molecules—is a science yet to be created." (Henry Adams, 1885)

"Nature never undertakes any change unless her interests are served by an increase in entropy." (Max Planck, 1903)

"The two laws [of the universe] are equivalent to the statement that the 'free' energy is always striving to a minimum." (William Bayliss, 1915)
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"The science of human thermodynamics, which controls the behavior of those complicated molecules, the members of the human race, should be able to predict the next million years of evolution of humankind's future." (C.G. Darwin, 1952)

"Whether two molecules [people] will bind is determined by the free energy change of the interaction, composed of both enthalpic and entropic terms." (Julie Forman-Kay, 1999)

Formulaically, as proved by Hermann Helmholtz in 1882, the above logic reduces to the fact that chemical affinities A between people are quantified by the following formula:

A = TΔS -- ΔH

where T is temperature, ΔS is entropy change (or transformation content change), and ΔH is enthalpy change (or heat content change), on going between two states of existence in a relationship or system process. Relationships stop when they reach equilibrium or A = 0.

In sum, the ecstasies [and darknesses] of the passage of existence in time, along with topics such as morality, purpose, and guidance [and life and death], can thus be understood by study of the variables enthalpy [heat content] and entropy [transformation content], the components of Gibbs free energy.

This new view of human existence, based entirely on chemistry and physics, is the replacement for the olden-days ideologies and religious explanations of humanity. Subscribe and learn.

Note: as of 2000, 75% of the world still believes in God (or gods), conceptualized as a human-like entity (40%) or a spirit or life force in the universe (30%). Spread the word! These things do not exist.

Thank you notes
"I must say, I started watching your videos over a year ago, and have re-watched many. And they still fascinate me. I'm only 17 and I'm seriously considering doing a degree in chemistry after watching your videos. The only downside is not many people I know can have a conversation about the things you're talking about. You were right your videos are decades if not a century in front of its time."
EasyBen21, 17 Oct 2011

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The channel was conceived in December of 2007 by American chemical engineer Libb Thims as a tool to facilitate the reading and understanding of the two-volume, 834-page Human Chemistry textbook, published in September of that year, which, according to feedback, is a difficult read for many. [2] The first video, titled "human chemistry (introduction)", was posted on May 28, 2008.

Tentative future shows?
The following is a list of possible "general topic" video shows or programs on the planning slate:

  1. How many is too many (sex partners)? (see: example video)
  2. Social atoms, human elements, or human molecules? (articles: social atom, human element, human molecule)
  3. vs vs (article: science-based online dating sites)
  4. Drive (see: drive)
  5. Free energy of human relationships (see: free energy)
  6. What is a human chemical reaction? (see: human chemical reaction)
  7. On the nature of the human chemical bond (article: human chemical bond)
  8. Johann von Goethe (article: Johann von Goethe)
  9. Why do people have children? (see, e.g., 1992 Nobelist Gary Becker’s absurd answer: clip @ 19:30-20:15: “it’s not biology that is driving reproduction, but the desire to have an investment in one’s long-term financial future”)
  10. Gottman stability ratios (see: Gottman stability ratio)
  11. Human thermodynamics (see: human thermodynamics)
  12. Endorphin theory of love (see: endorphin theory of love)
  13. Hormone theory of love
  14. Chocolate theory of love
  15. (see:
  16. Oxytocin – the cuddle chemical
  17. Serotonin – the confidence/obsession chemical
  18. Dopamine – the drive chemical
  19. Human pheromones
  20. Human molecular orbital theory
  21. Queer chemistry
  22. Collision theory
  23. Stendhal’s crystallization
  24. Thermalization
  25. Hot sex, ambient sex, and cold sex?
  26. Human substrate and active sites (article: substrate)
  27. Human Molecule | the definition of a person
Heart Reaction Love (symbol)
Earlier circa 2007-08 HC101 logo for the Human Chemistry 101 channel.

Book video possibilities
The following is a list of possible "classic human chemistry" book discussion videos:

  1. Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities
  2. Fairburn's 1914 Human Chemistry
  3. Liebowitz’ 1983 The Chemistry of Love
  4. Fisher’s 1992 Anatomy of Love
  5. Buss’ 1994 The Evolution of Desire
  6. Crenshaw's 1996 The Alchemy of Love and Lust
  7. A General Theory of Love (2000)
  8. Nochimson's 2002 Screen Couple Chemistry
  9. Fisher's 2004 Why We Love - the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love
  10. Frobose's 2006 Lust and Love - is it more than Chemistry?
See: HC101 Videos (ranked by date, most viewed, or most discussed) - for all archives
Human chemistry (introduction) [3:38], Wed, May 28, 2008 (article: human chemistry)
Is love a chemical reaction? [3:13], Thur, May 29, 2008 (article: love the chemical reaction)
● Is love a chemical reaction? (Answer: Part1) [9:53], (Answer: Part2) [9:59], (Answer: Part3) [5:37], Thur, Jun 12, 2008
Evolution (Advanced Views) [9:32], Mon, Aug 11, 2008 (article: evolution)
Good News: Clausius’ Mechanical Theory of Heat is available! [4:11], Wed, Oct 22, 2008 (article: Mechanical Theory of Heat)
Who is Libb Thims? [9:45], Tue, Nov 04, 2008 (article: Libb Thims)
Thermodynamics of HotForWords [9:44], 26 Nov 08
Human Thermodynamics Pioneers [3:23], 29 Jan 09

To note, the following videos were retracted (deleted) because they received cumulative vote scores of two or less. Possibly these topics will be redone in the future getting more to the point in shorter and more entertaining or educational way.

What is Sex (Part 1) [6:33], Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 (article: sex) (see: YouTomb information)
What is Sex (Part 2) [6:34], Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 (maybe a redo as "Chemistry and Sex")

1. Human Chemistry 101 - YouTube
2. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One), (preview). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two), (preview). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.

External links
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