In terminology, spiritual (TR=155), from the Latin spiritualis of ‘breathing’ or ‘wind’, is a religio-mythology derived term, which, according to Lester Ward (1903), is a colloquial expression for what in physicochemical neutral terminology reform (see: sociology terminology upgrades) is known as vis viva or kinetic energy, when applied to matters of social concern or phenomena. [1]

The following are related quotes:

God who gave animals self motion beyond our understanding is without a doubt able to implant other principles of motion in bodies which we may understand as little. Some would readily grant this may be a spiritual one; yet a mechanical one might be shown …”
Isaac Newton (c.1700) [2]

See also
Spiritual energy
Spiritual entropy

1. Ward, Lester F. (1903). Pure Sociology: a Treatise on the Origin and Spontaneous Development of Society (pgs. 167). MacMillan, 1907.
2. (a) Gleick, James. (2003). Isaac Newton (pgs. 105-06,148). Vintage Books.
(b) Isaac Newton’s religious views – Wikipedia.

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