Foundations of Science

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 303–305

Scale Relativity: an Extended Paradigm for Physics and Biology?

Commentary

DOI: 10.1007/s10699-010-9203-x

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Auffray, C. & Noble, D. Found Sci (2011) 16: 303. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9203-x

Abstract

With scale relativity theory, Laurent Nottale has provided a powerful conceptual and mathematical framework with numerous validated predictions that has fundamental implications and applications for all sciences. We discuss how this extended framework reviewed in Nottale (Found Sci 152 (3):101–152, 2010a) may help facilitating integration across multiple size and time frames in systems biology, and the development of a scale relative biology with increased explanatory power.

Keywords

BiologyParadigmPhysicsRelativityScaleTheory

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Functional Genomics and Systems Biology for HealthCNRS Institute of Biological SciencesVillejuifFrance
  2. 2.Department of Physiology, Anatomy and GeneticsOxford UniversityOxfordUK