Recently, I’ve been digging around in Constructal Theory, mainly because it provides a “predictive” framework for natural growth unifying – in a sense – physics and life. As it is now, constructal law theoretically accounts for all design phenomena in nature. It states that “For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it.”.
I’ve got a huge interest in anthropic growth – namely growth enabled by humanity – and the rules behind its development. More importantly, we can now see a new materialist framework being contoured by philosophers like Manuel DeLanda together with Adrian Bejan and Constructal Theory, framework which encompasses both natural and anthropic growth and development under the same paradigm. The world is no longer split into Nature and Culture – Modernity’s dichotomy is being erased by rules and principles which guide both, making the distinction irrelevant.