In science, human molecule is a topic associated with imprisonment, banning, and excommunication; where, over the last two-centuries, it is a reoccurring phenomenon that authors who write on the subject of the “human molecule” (people viewed as molecules), historically, have been subjected to a mixture of imprisonment, banning, and excommunication. The following are a few historical examples:


Lucretius 75Lucretius (99-55BC)
Greek atomic theory philosopher
55BC His On the Nature of Things, which amassed the sum writings on atomic theory (of Epicurus, Democritus, and Leucippus), asserting that humans are made of but geometries of atoms and voids, was banished by the church, thereafter having all his copies destroyed, except one—later discovered in 1417 in a German monastery by antiquity collector Poggio Bracciolini (1380-1459), who had 50 copies made, resulting to mentally seed the initiation of the scientific revolution, via the work of: Desiderius Erasmus (1500), Giordano Bruno (1584), Francis Bacon (1601), Galileo Galilei (1623), etc. who all began to embrace “atheistic school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus", as Bacon put it, and therein reformulate a reconciliation of their faith and science.
Jean Sales 75Jean Sales (1741-1816)
French writer, philosopher, and polymath
1775Imprisoned, by the Chatelet, and later sentenced to perpetual banishment, from France, for writing, in his materialism advocating The Philosophy of Nature: a Treatise on Moral Human Nature, about people as “human molecules” formed from the "atoms" of the earth by a "great process". [1]
Vilfredo Pareto 75 newVilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)
French-born Italian mathematical engineer and physical socioeconomist
1893His public lectures in a working men’s institute, between 1889 and 1893—during which time he wrote 167 articles, many of the scholarly, but the vast majority anti-government polemics—were closed by the police; sometime therein, or at least by 1895, he began to pen out his signature theory of "man, a kind of molecule, acting only in response to the forces of ophelimity."
Pierre Teilhard 75Pierre Teilhard (1881-1955)
French philosopher, chemist, physicist, paleontologist, and priest
1925His writings on “human molecules” were perpetually banned by the church, throughout his life, 1925 to 1955, and because of his views he was excommunicated from the church; his writings were all published posthumously.
Mehdi Bazargan 75Mehdi Bazargan (1907-1995)
Iranian mechanical engineer, thermodynamics professor, and 75th prime minster of Iran
1956Imprisoned twice for writing that people are "configurations of atoms" that should be governed politically by regulation of the laws of chemistry, physics, and thermodynamics; while in prison, wrote the first full book on human thermodynamics, the 216-page Thermodynamics of Humans, wherein people, as atomic configurations, are entities who desires and labors are governed by chemical affinity, the laws thermodynamics, and the principles physics
Thims (small) 75Libb Thims (c.1975-)
American chemical engineer, electrical engineer, and thermodynamicist
2005Banned from Wikipedia (twice) for attempting to write articles on the human molecule subjects of "human thermodynamics", using the C.G. Darwin 1952 definition of the subject as the statistical mechanics of human molecules, and "human chemistry", using the Henry Adams 1885 definition of the subject as the study of the attraction of equivalent human molecules; the following 2010 article: "human thermodynamics (Wikipedia)", in particular, resulted in the subject of the human molecule (and Thims) being permanently banned from Wikipedia, by selective administrators, in particular biochemist Tim Vickers (User:Tim VickersExternal link icon (c)), computer scientist Jonathan Hochman (User:JehochmanExternal link icon (c)), and hotel manager Kevin Williams (User:KwwExternal link icon (c)), who found the subject very disturbing and stated that they wanted to "kill" the article.

2010Banned from A mere discussion postExternal link icon (c)about the possibility of teaching the subject of the human molecule, in the context of human chemistry, in college, was banned (within twelve hours) from, by a Polish chemist Borak (who runs the site, who considered the subject of human chemistry, defined as the study of the behaviors of human molecules, to be crackpot and an abuse of the word chemistry, the reason for banning the subject, in his own words, being that: "humans are not molecules, they are complex objects composed of many molecules."

The ban was supported by American chemist Mitch GarciaExternal link icon (c) (who started the site in 2003), stating that “honestly, the idea seems pure crackpottery to me. Crackpots always seem to think they are victims of the "mainstream". They always seem to think no one is intelligent enough to understand their points.” Garcia stated that the only place he would allow discussion of the subject was in the "Politics, Philosophy, and OdditiesExternal link icon (c)" subsection of the site, otherwise he will ban.

In 1920, American prodigy William Sidis (the character behind the film Good Will Hunting) wrote his magnum opus, The Animate and the Inanimate, on his view of how thermodynamics explains human existence, while locked in an asylum.

The following are related quotes:

“From the fact that action and reaction of opposing powers is always equal, the greatest efforts of the goddess of reason against Christianity were made in France.”
— Joseph de Maistre (1797), Considerations on France [1]

1. Fara, Patricia. (2011). Newton: the Making of a Genius (pg. 5). Pan Macmillan.

Further reading
● Thims, Libb. (2019). “Banned from r/thermodynamics (for 3-days) for this crosspost on Timothy Kueper's 2019 thermodynamics-themed novel The Motive Power of Fire?” (Ѻ), Reddit, r/Hmolpedia, Nov 3.

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