Bibliographic Information

Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations
by Adrian Bejan, ISBN 0307744345 / 978-0307744340
2013, Anchor


“The history of science can be read as the evolving effort to replace subjective analysis with objective criteria.” -p. 130
Constructal law says natural designs emerge and evolve to facilitate the flow of the currents that they represent in our landscape.
Applied to social systems that means the individuals that compose the system are irrelevant to the character of the flow architecture.
Good flow often involves channels of varying sizes.
All designs fit the constructal law (animate and inanimate) they do not fit perfectly and never will. However, they ceaselessly tend to fit better and better over time. Everything that moves is free to morph.
Design is the coming together of larger and larger quantities of mass.
Things evolve so that imperfections are distributed so they flow more easily.

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