by Geoffrey West

Book Reviews

  • Geoffrey West in his investigation of scale began with the question of why do organisms as ourselves die. He argues that one can not completely understand biology by ignoring death. to Tweet
  • Geoffrey West's book "Scale" ponders the question of why we age. He doesn't quite get to a model but discovers a universality in that a mammal's average lifespan is inversely related to its metabolism. Mice with higher metabolisms than humans live much shorter lives.Link to Tweet
  • @fchollet I think about it in terms of scale: for systems to get larger, the support structures get larger and become more expensive to operate, but the net effect stays positive to Tweet