## Galileo Galilei proved the constraints of scale

Galileo Galilei proved the constraints of scale more than 400 years ago. How large animals, trees, buildings or other things can get is fundamentally limited: When an object is scaled up in size, its volumes increase at a much faster rate than its areas. Let me give you an example: if you double the dimensions of every length in your house keeping its shape the same, then its volume increases by a a factor of 23=8 while its floor area increases by only a factor of 22=4 Therefore our fantasies of mega buildings, giant beetles, ants, spiders, or for that matter, Godzillas, so graphically displayedRead More →