ranking biol. succes

suter at VAX.mpiz-koeln.mpg.d400.de suter at VAX.mpiz-koeln.mpg.d400.de
Mon Jan 10 04:25:56 EST 1994


robin wrote:

+                                  I would argue that people belong to a 
+small set of types (with ants, corals, etc) that are extremely successful 
+in the sense that the entire future of Life would look much different
+in their absence. I offered as one possible surrogate variable for
+success the total free energy captured by a given species. I am sure
+that someone has tried to calculate this and was curious if anyone knew
+the best guess estimate.

indeed, i guess thermonuclear weaponry captures a spot of free energy.

cheers,
clemens
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