William Bayliss nsIn hmolscience, William Bayliss (1860-1924), often cited as W. M. Bayliss, was an English physiologist noted, in animate thermodynamics, for his 1915 to 1922 work on the thermodynamics of morality and of life.

In 1915, Bayliss, in his Principles of General Physiology, translated Wilhelm Ostwald’s 1912 energetic imperative as follows: [1]

“Waste not free energy; treasure it and make the best use of it.”

In 1922, Bayliss gave his lecture “Life and the Laws of Thermodynamics”, wherein he disputes some entropy and heat contentions of James Johnstone. [2]

Bayliss seems to be well culled in the founders, siting the likes of Rudolf Clausius, Sadi Carnot, Hermann Helmholtz, Willard Gibbs, Jacobus van't Hoff, Walther Nernst, Max Planck, among others, in a cogent manner. Bayliss comments, for instance, that “the works of Willard Gibbs can only be attacked with profit by the expert mathematician.” [1]

1. Bayliss, William M. (1915). Principles of General Physiology (ch. II Energetics (thermodynamics), pgs. 27-47). Longmans, Green, and Co.
2. (a) Bayliss, William M. (1922). “Life and the Laws of Thermodynamics”, Twenty-fourth Robert Boyle Lecture, delivered before the Junior Scientific Club of the University of Oxford, 12-pgs, Jun 07, 12-pgs, Oxford University Press.
(b) Author. (1924). “Article” (Ѻ), The Monist, 34:156.

External links
William Bayliss – Wikipedia.

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