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The Animate And The Inanimate, by William James Sidis (1898 - 1944)
Sidis wrote The Animate and the Inanimate to elaborate his thoughts on the origin of life, cosmology, and the potential reversibility of the second law of thermodynamics through Maxwell's Demon, among other things. It was published in 1925, but it has been suggested that Sidis was working on the theory as early as 1916. One motivation for the theory appears to be to explain psychologist and philosopher William James's "reserve energy" theory, which proposed that people subjected to extreme conditions could use "reserve energy". Sidis' own "forced prodigy" upbringing was a result of testing the theory. The work is one of the few that Sidis did not write under a pseudonym. (Summary by wikipedia)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/TheAnimateAndTheInanimate.W.J.Sidis/page/n3/mode/2up

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"Section (or Chapter) # of The Animate And The Inanimate. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Animate And The Inanimate, by William James Sidis. Section Title."
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"Section (or Chapter) # of The Animate And The Inanimate, by William James Sidis. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
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This is set up. :)
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I'm sorry that I missed this. I offer to be the DPL. :)
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I've put you in, thanks!
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TriciaG wrote: February 26th, 2024, 2:49 pm I've put you in, thanks!
Thank you! This is a great book.
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Moving this to Going Solo.
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America Exploration: The First Four Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci
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Medieval England meets Civil War Americans: Centuries Apart
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Noted.
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Post by lightcrystal »

Sections 0,1,2,3 all PL OK
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Section 4 PL Notes:

[1.]
Top pf page 26. You need to put moment in:
7:44 movement of time needs to be moment of time

[2.]
Top of page 27. You need vicinity in:
9:29 if the respective speeds in the velocity needs to be if the respective speeds in the vicinity

I felt that there comes a point in a book about physics when certain terms are confusing if left that way; movement/moment and velocity/vicinity take the listener down different image lanes.
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Post by lightcrystal »

As an experiment I edited the last post so it is stuck on an old time. That might not trigger a notification so I have written this addendum. :lol:
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a few new chapters are ready for proofing. What is your opinion of this work so far? almost halfway through the book, and we have yet to see any mindblowing theories about wormholes and time travel.
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Sections 4, 5 both PL OK! :thumbs:

Section 6 has PL Notes:

[1.]
bottom of p 35
3:00
You say absurd. You need abstract.
[2.]
middle of page 39
9:48
We should thus expect, in the reverse universe [needs change to] We should thus expect, in the real universe
[3.]
middle p 40
12:03
You say inanimate; you need animate.

In response to your earlier point, I am enjoying this book. Sidis is saying some amazing things in spite of not talking about spectacular things like wormholes.
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Section 7 Spot PL:

middle of page 46

9:12

You say reserve - need reverse

needs to be in:

in the peculiarity of life is its ability to draw on more energy than the second law of thermodynamics would allow; that is, its ability, in some circumstances at least, to reverse that second law.
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