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Re: FYI -- bye-bye, 3/4?
Interestingly, the idea mentioned to in the blog commentary is
somewhat alluded to in the science daily article, as well:
"Of course, it may be that biologists -- who delight in detail,
local mechanisms and exceptions -- will win out over statistical
physicists -- who look for evidence of universal patterns in nature:
there may be no single exponent to describe the scaling of
metabolism. A line drawn through a confounding scatter of data about
specific animals across orders of magnitude may be just a line, not
Not a bad description of the difference in viewpoints, actually.
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On Feb 8, 2010, at 5:36 PM, David Marjanovic wrote:
And hello, more logical 2/3...
Some people disagree with this, too, and for seemingly good reasons.