I’ve been working hard on Special Biological Relativity and it is taking up most of my blogging energy. However, I do have some fun results:
Define Biological Energy as the ability to do work, the ability to change the environment. Then Fitness can be related to Energy because the higher the fitness the greater the ability to change the environment.
E ∝ f
If we consider an organism that lives in a place with infinite resources – a Garden of Eden – and also replicates at the speed of the chemical reaction of replication – there is no maturation process, it immediately starts to replicated as soon as it is created – then it’s life is identical to it’s replication process. Define d to be the speed of the chemical process of replication. Then the ability of this organism to change the environment is given by it’s fitness, the rate it replicates at and it’s life:
E = fd2