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Biological Research

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GUNTHER, BRUNO  and  MORGADO, ENRIQUE. Time in physics and biology . Biol. Res. [online]. 2004, vol.37, n.4, suppl., pp.759-765. ISSN 0716-9760.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-97602004000500005.

In contrast with classical physics, particularly with Sir Isaac Newton, where time is a continuous function, generally valid, eternally and evenly flowing as an absolute time dimension, in the biological sciences, time is in essence of cyclical nature (physiological periodicities), where future passes to past through an infinitely thin boundary, the present. In addition, the duration of the present (DP) leads to the so-called 'granulation of time' in living beings, so that by the fusion of two successive pictures of the world, which are not entirely similar, they attain the perception of 'movement,' both in the real world as well as in the sham-movement in the mass media (TV).

Keywords : allometric equations; biological time; body mass; physical time; theory of biological similitude.

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