Haldane, J.B.S.: On Being the Right Size

有趣的科普小文章。每种动物适当的大小,有其存在的合理性。一个比普通人长宽高都大十倍的巨人,骨骼横截面的单位面积上要承受百倍的重量,必将骨骼压垮。

文章结束时,从生物学引申到社会学,将古希腊城邦的民主体制与现代英美的政治体制和低等生物与高等生物做类比 ——GRE考题的思路。

(GGB Vol. 8, pp. 149-154)

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