The Living City

, 2007 (


“Subsequent researchers discovered a series of related equations, all of which also revolved around quarter-power exponenets. For example, an animal’s lifespan can be roughly calculated by raising its mass to the 1/4 power. Heartbeats scale in the opposite direction, so that bigger animals have a slower pulse. THE END RESULT IS THAT EVERY LIVING CREATURE GETS ABOUT A BILLION HEARTBEATS WORTH OF LIFE. Small animals just consume their lives faster.” -Jonah Lehrer, The Living City (August 2007- SEED Magazine)