Chemical sociology

Chemical Sociology (image)
A "chemical sociology" representative image, showing: William Cowper (1783) on the mixing of patriots and courtiers akin to mixing salts and acids, Johann Goethe (1809) on how Charlotte becomes CO2 after the introduction of the Captain, Ludwig Buchner (1855) on how man reacts with woman like oxygen attracts hydrogen, John Grant on how silver nitrate AgNO3, seen as a gentleman with his lady, changes when brought into contact with sodium nitrate NaCl, Jeremy Adler (1977) his his human chemical reaction theory "dart" (→) or arrow usage, and Libb Thims (2007) the first to theorize about the human chemical bond in modern physical chemistry terms.
In hmolscience, chemical sociology is a "soft" two-cultures namesake term, as usage indicates (Grant, c.1940), presented in the "anthropomorphize the chemicals", extrapolate-down, fun analogy style of presentation, similar to the terms:

Human chemistry (Dreier, 1948)
Molecular sociology (Lehn, 1991)
● Thermochemical relationship physics (Hirata, 2000)

as can be contrasted with contrasted with to the "hard" two-cultures namesake terms, presented in the "physicochemicalize the humanities", extrapolate-up, reality reductionist style of investigation.

Social chemistry (Huxley, 1871)
Human chemistry (1851, E.B.)
Sociology 23 (Henderson, 1938)
Physicocemical sociology (Beg, 1987)


In c.1940, John Grant, in his “Chemical Sociology”, outlined an anthropomorphized description of the elements and reactions between compounds, akin, thematically, to Thomas Dreier’s We Human Chemicals (1948), William Fairburn’s Human Chemistry (1910), Henry Bray’s The Living Universe (1910), and in some sense Goethe’s Elective Affinities (1809). [1]

The following are related quotes:

“The chances of developing a science of physiological psychology are about as good (or as bad) as the chances of developing a chemical sociology or a biological astronomy.”
— D. Bannister (1968), “The Myth of Physiological Psychology” [2]

See also
Social mechanics

1. Grant, John F. (c.1940). “Chemical Sociology” (pdf), Quarterly Bulletin of Northwestern University Medical School, 23(4):498-500, Winter, 1949.
2. Bannister, D. (1968). “The Myth of Physiological Psychology” (pg. 229) (Ѻ), Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 21:229-31.

Further reading
● Bonner, James. (1956). “Chemical Sociology Among the Plants”, in: Plant Life: a Scientific American Book (pgs. 156-62). Publisher.

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