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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 a law."

Not a bad description of the difference in viewpoints, actually.

--Mike H.

Michael Habib
Assistant Professor of Biology
Chatham University
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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.