Chapter 8: Implications for Everyday Systems

Section 6: Growth of Plants and Animals


Like stems of plants antlers grow at their tips, and can thus exhibit branching. This is made possible by the fact that antlers, unlike horns, have a layer of soft tissue on the outside—which delivers the nutrients needed for growth to occur on the outer surface of the bone at their tips.

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]