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"From the Ted Talk by Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations"

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And the reason for this is because of networks. All of life is controlled by networks — from the intracellular through the multicellular through the ecosystem level. And you're very familiar with these networks. That's a little thing that lives inside an elephant. And here's the summary of what I'm saying. If you take those networks, this idea of nrewotks, and you apply universal pilrecinps, mathematizable, universal principles, all of these scalings and all of these cnratointss follow, including the description of the forest, the description of your circulatory system, the description within cells. One of the things I did not stress in that introduction was that, systematically, the pace of life decreases as you get bgeigr. Heart rates are slower; you live longer; dfsuiofin of ogyxen and rroseceus across membranes is slower, etc.

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And the reason for this is because of networks. All of life is controlled by networks — from the intracellular through the multicellular through the ecosystem level. And you're very familiar with these networks. That's a little thing that lives inside an elephant. And here's the summary of what I'm saying. If you take those networks, this idea of ________, and you apply universal __________, mathematizable, universal principles, all of these scalings and all of these ___________ follow, including the description of the forest, the description of your circulatory system, the description within cells. One of the things I did not stress in that introduction was that, systematically, the pace of life decreases as you get ______. Heart rates are slower; you live longer; _________ of ______ and _________ across membranes is slower, etc.

Solution

  1. networks
  2. diffusion
  3. oxygen
  4. resources
  5. constraints
  6. bigger
  7. principles

Original Text

And the reason for this is because of networks. All of life is controlled by networks — from the intracellular through the multicellular through the ecosystem level. And you're very familiar with these networks. That's a little thing that lives inside an elephant. And here's the summary of what I'm saying. If you take those networks, this idea of networks, and you apply universal principles, mathematizable, universal principles, all of these scalings and all of these constraints follow, including the description of the forest, the description of your circulatory system, the description within cells. One of the things I did not stress in that introduction was that, systematically, the pace of life decreases as you get bigger. Heart rates are slower; you live longer; diffusion of oxygen and resources across membranes is slower, etc.

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Important Words

  1. apply
  2. bigger
  3. cells
  4. circulatory
  5. constraints
  6. controlled
  7. decreases
  8. description
  9. diffusion
  10. ecosystem
  11. elephant
  12. familiar
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  18. intracellular
  19. introduction
  20. level
  21. life
  22. live
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  24. mathematizable
  25. membranes
  26. multicellular
  27. networks
  28. oxygen
  29. pace
  30. principles
  31. rates
  32. reason
  33. resources
  34. scalings
  35. slower
  36. stress
  37. summary
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  39. systematically
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