Everything is Scale-Dependent: “Something Universal is Going on…”(G. West – physics applied to biology)

''Everything around us is scale dependent... It's woven into the fabric of the universe... It is truly amazing because life is easily the most complex of complex systems,... 'But in spite of this, it has this absurdly simple scaling law. Something universal is going on ...” Johnson (1999, ‘New York Times’ 12th January, excerpts taken…

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Everything Grows (evolves?) according to the universal growth curve

Continuing on from last week's focus on D’Arcy Thompson’s alternative evolutionary understanding - universal scaling laws, which are finding strong scientific support in more recent times, particularly within the field of physics and its application to biological systems, as noted previously: D'Arcy Thompson's belief that a broader approach to the bigger questions would produce  exciting,…