Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Author: Geoffrey West
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by 1_over_n   2018-09-29
Depends whether you consider this to be evolutionary advantageous to us or the virus/bacteria...similar example from toxoplasmosis

Oversimplification is that some of the viruses / genetic defects that kill us later let us live long enough to reproduce first and pass those traits/infections along.

by reubenswartz   2018-07-29
You may appreciate the book Scale[1], by Geoffrey West. I don't know if I completely buy all aspects of the book, but he looks at organisms, cities, and companies and suggests that there are certain fundamental scaling properties of these collections. IMHO, there are some fascinating ideas here, although the book seems more like a collection of papers with a bit of editing.


by jger15   2017-08-19
Geoffrey West's book Scale gets into this -- good read.