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Despite this observation, it is undeniable that biological organisms live and evolve in the physical world. In that respect, a lot of what organisms can or cannot do is under direct control of physical laws. If I want to jump, I’d better hope that my muscles can counteract the force of gravitation… Physics is thus intricately associated to biology, and when biologists forget this fact it can lead to absurd hypotheses or ideas that could be refuted by a wave of a hand.
With this in mind, I have decided to do some more reading about the influence of physics on biology. And one very savory topic is the one of size!