Skip to comments.How evolution shapes the geometries of life
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.
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God made everything intelligible...in the limit. Interesting enough to post, I think.
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Mathematical expression of an evolutionary theory.
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”.
“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
I agree. Better still.
To claim a connection to evolution they need to show that older species were less energy-efficient, I do not see this being done.
so, mathematical order evolved from chaos and became information to drive genetic development
and whose theory is this?
God might be able to answer your question...; )
My thoughts exactly.
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...”
Wow, I did not know that begging the question was part of the scientific process.
John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Last I checked birds and tortoises were smaller then elephants....
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...
The tree hugger's god.
Exactly. Worship without understanding.
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”
They don’t notice the discrepancy.