In science, organic (TR=983), as contrasted with inorganic (TR=112), tends to refer to the chemistry of organs, “organisms”, or with living structure (see: organic life), and in large part tends to be a chemistry-coated term used to distinguish or label life from non-life; and or, depending, that associated with carbon-based compounds. Related terms include: organic life, as contrasted with inorganic life; as well as organic chemistry, as contrasted with inorganic chemistry.

Organic | Inorganic duality
Several thinkers, amid the French enlightenment, including Pierre Maupertuis (1698-1759) and Denis Diderot (1713-1784), promoted a non-supernatural duality theory, according to which two types of matter existed: organic and inorganic. [3]

In 1794, English physician Erasmus Darwin published his Zoonomia: or the Laws of Organic Evolution, in which he speculated on the origin of life. [1]

In 1935, Schrodinger, in his Science and the Human Temperament, stated the following in regards to the second law and rise of human cultures, as re-quoted by American anthropologist Leslie White (1959): [2]

“I am convinced that this law [second law] governs all physical and chemical processes, even if they result in the most intricate and tangled phenomena, such as organic life, the genesis of a complicate world of organisms from primitive beginnings, [and] the rise and growth of human cultures.”

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Life terminology upgrades
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In 2009, with the establishment of the defunct theory of life position, by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, the concept or notion of "organic" life became classified as a defunct scientific theory, upgrade to powered CHNOPS-ological matter.

1. Zoonomia – Wikipedia.
2. (a) Schrodinger, Erwin. (1935). Science and the Human Temperament (pgs. 39, 47). George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.
(b) White, Leslie A. (1959). “Energy and Tools”, in: The Evolution of Culture: the Development of Civilization and the Rise and Fall of Rome (pg. 39), McGraw-Hill; in: Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory (editors: Paul A. Erickson and P.A.E. Liam D. Murphy) (§23, pgs. 293-310; quote, pg. 297). University of Toronto Press, 2010.
3. (a) Pullman, Bernard. (1995). The Atom in the History of Human Thought (translator: Axel Reisinger) (pgs. 146-51). Oxford University Press, 1998.
(b) Stenger, Victor J. (2013). God and the Atom: from Democritus to the Higgs Boson: the Story of a Triumphant Idea (pg. 76). Prometheus Books.

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