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How evolution shapes the geometries of life
Science Daily ^ | 17 FEB 2014 | University of Maryland Team

Posted on 03/06/2014 9:54:06 AM PST by onedoug

Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large ones? Why has nature chosen such radically different forms as the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree and the fearful symmetry of a tiger?

These questions have puzzled life scientists since ancient times. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Padua in Italy propose a thought-provoking answer based on a famous mathematical formula that has been accepted as true for generations, but never fully understood. In a paper published the week of Feb. 17, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team offers a re-thinking of the formula known as Kleiber's Law. Seeing this formula as a mathematical expression of an evolutionary fact, the team suggests that plants' and animals' widely different forms evolved in parallel, as ideal ways to solve the problem of how to use energy efficiently.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: function; god; why
R ∝ M3/4

God made everything intelligible...in the limit. Interesting enough to post, I think.

Good Day All.

1 posted on 03/06/2014 9:54:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping for your list. Thanks.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 9:55:05 AM PST by onedoug
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To: stylecouncilor

...ping....


3 posted on 03/06/2014 9:56:39 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
mathematical expression of an evolutionary fact

Mathematical expression of an evolutionary theory.

4 posted on 03/06/2014 10:04:30 AM PST by sr4402
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To: onedoug

It is interesting that they refer to evolution in both the title and in the paper, yet none of the article actually has anything to do with evolution. A more accurate description would be “why Kleiber’s Law is true”.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 10:09:52 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: onedoug

“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” -Hebrews 11:3


6 posted on 03/06/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: sr4402

I agree. Better still.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 10:13:16 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jjsheridan5

To claim a connection to evolution they need to show that older species were less energy-efficient, I do not see this being done.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 10:13:19 AM PST by mvonfr
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To: onedoug

so, mathematical order evolved from chaos and became information to drive genetic development

and whose theory is this?


9 posted on 03/06/2014 10:14:44 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: onedoug

God might be able to answer your question...; )


10 posted on 03/06/2014 10:15:28 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jjsheridan5; mvonfr

My thoughts exactly.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 10:16:28 AM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: onedoug

Thanks for the post.

Unrelated to the actual subject matter, it is always amusing to see this type of common terminology:

“Why has nature chosen such...”


12 posted on 03/06/2014 10:17:32 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: onedoug

Wow, I did not know that begging the question was part of the scientific process.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 10:20:57 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Fester Chugabrew

John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 10:23:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: jjsheridan5

Last I checked birds and tortoises were smaller then elephants....


15 posted on 03/06/2014 10:26:00 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: onedoug

I discounted the articles authenticity as soon as I read the words...”nature chooses...” Nature doesn’t choose anything, it isn’t an entity...it is a word used to denote God’s creation to the enlightened...to others it is a false god...


16 posted on 03/06/2014 10:28:01 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: ifinnegan
Why has nature chosen . . .

The tree hugger's god.

17 posted on 03/06/2014 10:30:24 AM PST by aimhigh ( Self defense - a human right.)
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To: aimhigh

Exactly. Worship without understanding.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 10:32:30 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

It means that “nature” made intelligent choices, or at least benefitted from them

but don’t dare say “intelligent design” because that isn’t “science”


19 posted on 03/06/2014 10:34:26 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

Yes.

They don’t notice the discrepancy.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 10:40:03 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: onedoug
"Nature" is mindless and makes nothing but messes. Life on Earth was no bizarre accident with odds having more zeros in them than grans of sand in the Sahara. Life on Earth was MADE by an intelligence higher than our own. Period. We are no more an accident than is the Internet, the manned moon spacecraft, geosynchronous satellites, fiber optic transmission, the i7 CPU chip, the PC, Linux or Windows, the automobile, the AC grid, the Hoover Dam and a million other things. None of those happened by sheer accident, and neither did we.

Here's a more accurate perspective for our limited lifespan. The facts of life: "You were made as well as we could make you."

Eldon Tyrell Explains the Facts of Life To Roy Batty

21 posted on 03/06/2014 10:50:00 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: sr4402
*mathematical expression of an evolutionary fact
Mathematical expression of an evolutionary theory. *

The odds against abiogenesis are 1 in 10 to the 100.000th power.

There's some math for the evolutionists.

22 posted on 03/06/2014 10:57:11 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876
The Theory of Evolution has nothing whatsoever to say about abiogenesis. A lot of self-professed evolutionists don't know that. If you're going to argue with them, you should.
23 posted on 03/06/2014 11:12:41 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jjsheridan5

This tripe is an explanation in search of the facts………and a piss-poor explanation at that. The beginning point is….first, there is no God…..NOw, let us begin to confabulate.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 11:29:32 AM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

Though I believe in God, having posted the darn thing.

Heck, M-Theory seems compatible with Einstein who we know was right ‘cause of Trinity. If M-Theory is realistic, it would seem to add new meaning to “eternal life”, both in the real plane and through God.

But only God is God. Though He has still made speculation in and about His universe fun.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 12:36:57 PM PST by onedoug
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