Flow Solves All Problems

Adrian Bejan has just published an important article in a scholarly journal. He’s resolved the question in biology as to why large animals tend to live longer than small ones. It’s for the same reason that they are able to move more mass farther.

Thanks to Russell below is an article that explains the breakthrough sans math.


What I intend to show in my application of the Constructal law to behavior, is that just as physiology follows from physics, so too does behavior. In short, the systems by which an animal moves its physical body through time and space, are also the same systems by which an animal moves its “emotional body” through time and space. Behavior follows from physics, not biology in its current paradigm as a competition between organism within a world of limited resources by way of random gene mutations. Furthermore, our insistent focus on finding advanced cognition in an animal’s capacity to solve problems is also misdirected. The only way we can understand the animal mind is to posit everything in terms of flow. Flow solves all problems because as Bejan states, “flow is life.”


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Published September 6, 2012 by Kevin Behan
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In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
  Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.
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