Thousands of years ago, near the Tigris and Eurphrates Rivers, humans began to organize common interests into societies. Some peoples were nomadic hunters, some were gathering villagers, but, in the interest of building security for themselves, they began pooling resources.
Much has been made, certainly, about how stone tools distinguished men from apes. Still, how were those tools constructed? Tools were constructed by hand, by human bodies with surpluses of time and energy, achieved in the context of luxuries like predictable water sources and regular snacks.
Water is the densest composition of hydrogen bonds known to the planet. Cells are around 70% water, and food can be over 90% water. By the dawn of civilization, that is, hydrogen-bonded creatures began to cooperate in a quest for more hydrogen-bonded nutrients, including fatty acids, animal proteins, and vegetable fibers.
Clay, stone, and wood composed the tools they traded, but these items possessed intermediate value. Primary value was determined by how much hydrogen-bonded material each product could help the buyer to acquire compared with how many hydrogen-bonded materials had been sacrificed by the seller during its production.
The H Bond Theory is a logical principle founded in science of the twenty-first century, intended to repair policies of those corporations and governments whose charters were commissioned during academic eras of the past.
Some families began to declare ownership of hydrogen-bonded materials. When a section of land was particularly moist or sweet-smelling, they might fight over it. When one animal was particularly helpful in cultivating soil or in defending property, they might trap it.
Unfortunately, too, when some powerful families wanted to build tools, shelters, or shrines much larger than themselves, requiring more hydrogen-bonded energy, more physical exertion, more human work than they could access during the duration their own life cycle, they might enslave others. Many monuments from the era of early society were built on the backs of slaves.
Workers of all kinds, therefore, are walking banks of hydrogen bond potential, energy transport systems, allowing the intentions of any individual to be magnified beyond the limitations of a single body.
Many overlapping benefits arose from these cooperative hydrogen bond networks called societies. But the fall of Rome decentralized a former empire into regional languages, and the early Middle Ages saw vassalage, sometimes called feudalism: a familial system of trickle-down economics.
This internal distribution chain of biological resources resulted from the Crusades, from rural community structures, and the persistent isolation of Christian cultures from Asiatic goods. Consistent with the H bond theory, commodities of the land were of the highest value, but the unpredictability of harvests and vintages required rationing by occasionally greedy lords and local clergy.
In the context of these social conditions, salt, a mineral vital to the human body, became a substitute currency for a great many years, and barter systems dominated Europe. Metals were used for military defense and agricultural tools, and relatively few coins were made.
This era of political instability in Europe created opportunities for power to concentrate in the hands of feudal princes and regional churches when, finally, the wealthy established mints for coin making.
While ambitious parties fought to determine the future of trade, taxation, and government on the continent, mint owners stole from one another, even from the poor.
Coins could be melted down, precious metals could be separated, and thinner alloys could be reissued. These production patterns concentrated wealth and value, when based upon materials that are not hydrogen-bonded, like gold, at the top.
These competing currencies gradually formed the European nation states.
While royal families used domestic coinage and currency manipulation to maintain control over their own subjects, nonetheless, the trade power of each country among others continued to be based upon the H bond theory.
Spices, teas, and silk were highly prized Asiatic luxuries made by hydrogen-bonded processes, but European merchants were cut off from these supplies by the Ottoman Empire. Desperate for advantages, some sailors braved rough waters in search of an Atlantic route around the Southern horn of Africa, one that might bypass historical conflict zones and make them rich with trade goods.
Along their journeys, however, these sailors established the African slave trade. Human labor is hydrogen-bonded energy, and competitive merchants offered European products to coastal leaders in exchange for prisoners of war.
But even this new, natural wealth, these hydrogen-bonded human materials, did not satisfy greedy nobles, since such commodities, despite their intrinsic and primary value, had not proven easiest for the ruling classes to manipulate. Instead, adventurers were commissioned by kings to continue sailing foreign lands in search of gold, that persistent, intermediate standard of value, the only thing known to spark compromise in warring factions of wealthy families.
For centuries, therefore, European wealth was defined by access to the sea. For a significant portion of human history, it was naval power that determined authority in our world order.
Incidentally, our oceans contain the largest concentration of hydrogen-bonded materials on Earth.
Nature corrected those arrogant manipulations of value, those arbitrary notions of wealth in Europe with centuries of war.
When one royal family sought to declare that its value exceeded another, that it had the right to dominate and to conquer other lands, a true clash of hydrogen bonds occurred during battle, using not only hydrogen-bonded human bodies but also weapons manufactured and transported using quantifiable measures of hydrogen-bond expenditure.
Recurring regional wars and failed foreign conquests forced bloodied citizens to consider other uses for the cheap alloys issued to them as currency, to reconsider the very notion of absolute value. Blacksmiths forged new weapons, eventually generating round balls of lead alloys to fire through muskets like little cannons.
Although gold certainly remained the intermediate standard of value for all monarchies, therefore, its price was highest in exchange for primary access to the most hydrogen-bonded materials, usually in the form of land and slaves, as might be acquired through battle, but which must be maintained by standing armies.
All of these hydrogen-bond sacrifices, made by citizens and slaves for the sake of gilded crowns and political clergy, bred generations of resentment in European workers.
Global power hinges upon who can affect the most hydrogen bonds.
The evolution of guns, which gave anyone in their possession distant authority over the hydrogen bond network that we call life, occurred parallel to advancements of the printing press, fueling the first successful revolutions against top-down distribution systems of biological needs.
As the Metal Age forged an Industrial Age, which built our Computer Age, it might be easy to imagine that the Fortune 500 products most highly valued in our current markets, that gadgets and vehicles made of tighter covalent bonds, disprove the H bond theory.
Once life is defined as a hydrogen bond network, not as a machine but as a body of water, however, it becomes easier to recognize that the most successful companies in the world are, in fact, so highly valued because we can measure accurately their relative influence over the greatest quantity of hydrogen-bonded human bodies.
The instigators of two World Wars in the Twentieth Century each made the mistake of thinking that successes of industrial manufacturing would earn them the right to more land and more power. Although machine guns, automobiles, submarines, tanks, and airplanes clashed across the planet, however, their efforts were complicated in WWI by influenza, and all efforts were halted in WWII by an atomic bomb.
Despite the immense sacrifice of so much for the sake of metal works to be deployed by combustion engines, that is, it seems to have been molecules of lighter atomic weight which ultimately affected the most hydrogen-bonded soldiers to end our World Wars.
Much more science and history of the Twentieth Century confirms suspicions about the H bond theory.
Throughout the drama, most European nations abandoned the gold standard, simply printing money, which was taken by those with good faith in their victory, but these habits devalued their currencies.
Before the United States entered World War II, also, we sold them military supplies, accepting payments in gold, uncertain which currencies would survive the conflict.
Because so many shelters and factories were in rubble by 1944, then, the United States agreed to provide cheap loans for rebuilding Europe, but these were offered in dollars.
America kept the gold.
Since the United States, too, abandoned the gold standard nearly half a century ago, we now maintain more fluid international definitions of fundamental market value. Now is our opportunity to test the H bond theory in both government and corporate policy applications.
The danger of nuclear weapons, we already know, is their ultimate threat to our largest networks of hydrogen bonds: first, our atmosphere; then, our oceans. The danger of continued carbon emissions, next, is a similar shift in the sacred proportion of hydrogen-bonded molecules on this planet, measured by changes in the temperature and pH of our ocean waters.
Thankfully, we are still evolving. The profitable proliferation of 5G technology is evidence of an intrinsic value for highly responsive, hydrogen-bonded human networks of energy flow. The internet operates like the brain of a massive cooperative network of hydrogen-bonded creatures, a new civilization, a fast-twitch society, still in its infancy, with so much yet to learn that we are running into walls, pardon the pun.
That which we call the Information Age actually is becoming an era in which bodies of water, human beings, capable of construction, capable of destruction, can join forces across the planet at an increasing rate of speed.
We literally are becoming armies of energy, unified only by ideas, no longer flags, no longer creeds, no longer brands.
Certainly, as our population increases, developed nations must continue to invest in iron alloys like steel, despite their heavy molecule proportions, and many commercial services still will require combustion processes. What we are experiencing now, however, are critical comparisons between the value of life and the value of a dollar.
What we are experiencing now, therefore, is an era of challenge, even ideological warfare, between the power that governments can exert over their citizens, the compulsions that religions can induce in their followers, and the dependence that corporations can generate in their customers.
Leaders among these three groups, who defend ownership over the most land, who define behavior within the most families, and who determine outcomes for our planetary resources, must be made to understand the H bond theory.
Please decide how you feel about our current state of affairs, and invest your personal attention, weekly income and retirement savings only with leaders you believe to be good protectors of hydrogen bond flow and companies who are fair administrators of human biological needs.
The author is an activist for a revival of scientific deism in American society.
Godliness: The H Bond Theory offers a new logic paradigm for resolving policy problems related to conflicts of value in Western institutions.
"Consider the structure of a molecule. Some small, relatively solid bits are held together closely by invisible forces...
researchers have attempted to catalogue these forces by pitting them against one another. Physics experiments are like cage matches to determine which bonds will break when particles collide....
We may not have survived the success of our civilizations without these detailed catalogues of small, solid parts.
"But now the planet itself is becoming saturated with small, solid parts. We have broken the bonds that nature made between atoms and created our own molecules, some for communication, some for consumption. And the compounds we have created are too dense for the winds of change to pick up and carry away....
Now, piles of relatively small, solid parts lie in pockets of the Earth, sent to rest on the cheapest land in the world. This industrial waste, once it is considered obsolete, forms obstacles for the people who live there. We call these global villages, where our trash finds its final rest, ghettos.
Is it any wonder that, stifled by our scrap materials, these people begin to collect those of our small, solid parts called bullets?"
"Manufacturing... may not be the answer to all of our political problems. Not only should we work to earn more dollars, but also should we stop to appreciate all the space time that a dollar buys...
If what every American wants is space of his own, then how will all of us be satisfied by a culture which continually seeks to fill shelf space? In a few generations, square footage, even cubic footage, quickly could become more valuable than any products we might produce.
Then, despite centuries of democratic progress, capitalism accidentally will have created a world of landowners and workers once again."