Thursday, November 17, 2011

Philosophy Wire: Trees, reality, “Is” and “Is because”…

3C5C90BCB9090B8E5DC31AD15DC78A99Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2011-11-17]: Scientists found out why tree branches have the fractal-like shape they have [source: web news]. The shape they have seems to make them more resistant to air blowing on them. Humans have the tendency to find “causes” for everything. It never passes through our mind that trees may just… “be” as they are.

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