The "What is Money?" Show

The Universal Laws of Life | The Geoffrey West Series | Episode 1 (WiM144)

Episode Notes

Theoretical Physicist Geoffrey West joins me for a multi-episode series exploring his excellent book "Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies."

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Where is the Line Dividing Living and Nonliving?
00:05:40 Are there General Laws Governing Living Systems?
00:09:56 The Opaque Logic of Complex Adaptive Systems
00:12:22 Life as an Open System that Imports Energy and Exports Entropy
00:17:20 Organic System Wear and Tear: Entropy and ATP
00:21:21 Maxwell’s Demon, Uncertainty, and Entropy
00:25:41 Understanding Thermodynamics: Open Systems vs. Closed Systems
00:28:35 Entropy in the Shift from The Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age
00:31:13 Astronomical Time as Compared with Social Time
00:34:44 NYDIG
00:35:52 Superlinear Scaling is Why Godzilla Isn’t Real…
00:40:03 Universal Scaling Laws: Savings Percolating Beyond Biology
00:44:37 On Average, All Organisms Have the Same Number of Heartbeats
00:48:30 How Can it Be That All Life Obeys Universal Scaling Laws?
00:53:00 The Fundamental Assumptions of Network Scaling Laws
00:56:55 Fractals: The Geometry of Nature
01:00:55 A Poetic Description of the Fractal Dimension…
01:05:56 Using Laundry to Describe Dimensionality
01:10:32 Spherical and Fractal Geometry in Regard to Exchange

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