Being a science major, I have learned quite a bit of evidence to the contrary. However, I only call Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Spirit "elements" because, well, I haven't got a better name for them. That means I don't classify my 5 "elements" with other elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and the like. I'm not that crazy.
I was going to post these as a series, but I thought the task might be better served if I just bunched them together in a page (see top navbar) along with Multiverse and Triad. That way I can mention them with indiscriminate abandon in my posts from here on out and y'all can refamiliarize yourself with what I mean as you see fit. Thanks!