Lunatics in stright jackets
Sociologist Werner Stark (1962) stated that sociologist Henry Carey, who in 1858 who argued that the combinations and motions in the inorganic world (chemical) and organic world (social) are governed by one and the same laws, has the view of someone “back in his strait-jacket”, i.e. crazy. [1]
In terminology, crazy, or "insane", refers to []

The following are related quotes:

“We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy, at least until we have become as clever as they are.”
Georg Lichtenberg (c.1774), Notebook D (aphorism #97)

“The notion that the brain itself feels and thinks is a ‘revolting opinion’ reminiscent of the ‘insane author [Holbach] of the System of Nature.”
— Mathieu Buisson (c.1802) (Ѻ), as cited by L.S. Jacyna (1987) in summary of Buisson’s criticism (Ѻ)(Ѻ) of Xavier Bichat’s 1801 theory (Ѻ) of physiological properties; note: quoted misattributed, by Jennifer Hecht (2003), to Louis de Bonald

“One day instead of (or in addition to) regular math, chemistry, physics, etc., kids in school will be learning something like one human molecule + another human molecule = ? ... it's just a crazy thought, but hey, we'll see or somebody will.”
— Natalia Roubanenko (2006), comment to Libb Thims after review of one of Cessation Thermodynamics or Human Thermodynamics, Volume One

“Since as a kid I was aware of the abyss (super rift) between the material and mental worlds. I tried to bridge this abyss, but could not. Yet I kept on with my own "Steigerung" as Goethe did. Then during 1982-83 I discovered empirically that the law of entropy production applies to the spiritual [humanistic] world as it applies to the physical world. My joy knew no bounds. I have found the bridge between these two worlds with which to cross the abyss between them. Others thought I was crazy and would not dare to publish my account. Then, in 1986, if I remember correctly, I was teaching university students the intricate calculations concerning free energy in chemical reactions. During that lecture I suddenly became aware how my mind was rushing along two levels. The lower level was concerned with chemical processes as a physical phenomenon. I executed this level almost automatically. But the higher level of my mind was exploring free energy in the process of knowing-learning as a spiritual [thermodynamics] phenomenon. I followed this level with great curiosity. I think the students became aware that I was rather absent minded that day, not perceiving my higher most thoughts. That day marks the beginning of my continual exploring of the role of free energy in the spiritulization [actualization] of humankind.”
Adriaan de Lange (2010), retrospect reflection on arrival of human free energy theory

“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.”
Stephen Hawking (c.2014) (Ѻ)

“I think we have found the manifesto of a crazy person.”
— Person (2017), “Taking a Look at Hmolpedia” (1:06:30) (Ѻ), Aug 5

See also
Stark classification

1. Stark, Werner. (1962). The Fundamental Forms of Social Thought. Routledge & Kegan Paul.

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