Design In Nature -5-

Here’s a point of distinction I’d like to make about this exceptional book and the principle of emotional conductivity, by which even human thoughts serve a flow principle (as well they should given the logical extension of the book’s premise of an overarching constructal law).

“The constructal law captures the broad tendency of social organizations to construct evolving flow systems that enable people and their goods to move more easily, more cheaply. This is not human desire. It is physics.”

Zane, J. Peder; Bejan, Adrian (2012-01-24). Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization (Kindle Locations 2308-2310). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

KB: Indeed, even human behavior is not apart from nature, but a part of nature just as much as is a river basin. In my book YDIYM I take this a step further. Human desire is physics as well. Furthermore, while it is true that a human thought can set an individual apart from the flow system, this will then increase an emotional charge (the human thus becoming an action potential relative to the flow, in other words like a rock perturbing the flow of the river) and this will build until it reaches a critical point and is enfolded back into the dynamic flow pattern. This charge increases the INTENSITY of attraction, and thus the net charge available to the system at large.




Published March 13, 2012 by Kevin Behan
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