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Entropy and its relationship to allometry

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Researchers have found that the metabolisms of organisms appear to scale proportionally to a 3/4 power of their mass. Mathematics in this article suggests that the capacity of an isotropically radiating energy supply scales up by a 4/3 power as its size (and therefore the degrees of freedom of its circulatory system) increases. Accordingly, cellular metabolism scales inversely by a 3/4 power, likely to prevent the 4/3 scaling up of the energy supply overheating the cell. The same 4/3 power scaling may explain cosmological dark energy.

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