Three scientists at the Santa Fe Institute, an interdisciplinary institute in northern New Mexico, took up this question a few years ago and discovered that if you compare elephants to lions to housecats to mice to shrews, you discover that heartbeats vary in a precise mathematical way.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The mathematical principal is called Quarter Power Scaling and it is described beautifully in

http://hep.ucsb.edu/courses/ph6b_99/0111299sci-scaling.html

what ramifications this new quarter-power scaling theory will have on the field overall?

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# A Secret Mathematical Unity to Life

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