Why Mathematics is at the Heart of Life

RNZ: Jesse Mulligan | 6 June 2017 | 0h 24m | Listen Later 
Interview with Geoffrey West, author of Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies. West explains that the basic mathematical laws of physics governing growth in the physical world apply equally to biological, political and corporate organisms.

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  1. This seems unlikely, even if Dr. West is a Sante Fe genius. In fact, it reminds me https://www.xkcd.com/793/

    Of course from a half-hour interview, without any math, one can make only a very superficial judgement. Would anyone who has read the book like to defend its thesis?

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