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In 1971, American chemical thermodynamicist Frederick Rossini, in his “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World”, explained freedom and security in terms of enthalpy ΔH and entropy ΔS change, respectively, in social reaction existence and experience equilibration processes: [1]

Chemical thermodynamics [applies] to present-day problems of our society. I will try to show that thermodynamics is a discipline highly relevant to the real world in which we live and that its fundamental laws may be related to human experience. A simple description of energy is that the energy of a [social] system arises from the binding forces [exchange forces] that hold together the elementary particles—nuclei, ions, atoms, molecules, and macromolecules [people]—constituting the system. The greater the binding forces, the more tightly bound is the system, and the lower is its energy. This corresponds to a state of greater [socioeconomic] security. The smaller the binding forces, the less tightly bound is the system, and the higher is its energy. This corresponds to a system of lesser [socioeconomic] security.”

In 2006, American chemistry professor Harold Leonard suggested unearthed Rossini's relatively unknown lecture, via suggestion, in the Journal of Chemical Education, that Rossini's premise about chemical thermodynamic descriptions of freedom and security might have real-world application to anti-terrorism efforts in a post 9/11-world. This seemingly straight suggestion launched the ongoing "heated" Rossini debate, naturally enough, owing to the religious overhaul implications of the suggestion.

The following are related quotes:

“I did not embark on experiments on consciousness in alert people until after I had obtained the security of academic tenure.”
Benjamin Libet (c.1990), comment to Francis Crick [2]

1. Rossini, Frederick D. (1971). “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World” (abs), Priestley Medal Address, delivered Mar 29 at the national American Chemical Society meeting, Los Angeles, California; in: Chemical Engineering News, April 5, 49 (14): 50-53.
2. Crick, Francis. (1994). The Astonishing Hypothesis: the Scientific Search for the Soul (pg. 228). Simon and Schuster.

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