Here follow a
variety of empirically determined power rules, also known as power laws,
allometric rules or laws. I made this page because nowhere on the web seems
to have a definitive list of all of them, and while this page doesn't
contain them all either, it's better than anywhere else I know of.
know of a power rule not on this list, email me at webmaster2 <at symbol>
nedprod. You'll need to provide me with at least one academic paper
detailing the rule even if that paper isn't actually the original paper but
rather a subsequent paper.
Where do these rules come from?
They come from the underlying fractal nature of the universe, which
emerges from the chaotic attractors generated by the system of
interconnections that is the universe no matter at what level you are
looking at it. Depending on the form of the underlying fractal, you may get
a certain guaranteed structure right across it that holds no matter what.
Group Size for Primates
N = 100.093 x CR 3.389
N is group number, CR is the neocortex ratio (as
against rest of brain size), = 4.1 for humans