A mammoth book by StephenWolfram, claiming that CellularAutomata give us a new and revolutionary way to understand the world.
- isbn:1579550088
- http://www.wolframscience.com/
- Available online, various links from here: http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/02/06/1341210.shtml?tid=134&tid=188&tid=192
Reviews:
- http://www.math.usf.edu/~eclark/ANKOS_reviews.html
- GregEganHasReadANewKindOfScience.
- http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/art0464.html?printable=1 (RayKurzweil)
- http://www.nybooks.com/articles/15762 (StevenWeinberg)
- http://www.stephen-wolfram-new-kind-of-science.com/
StephenWolfram is a former schoolfriend of TheaLogie's father (and recently donated a copy of 'ANewKindOfScience' to him). Once the two of them and another physicist went off to Cambridge in a Mini without a clear idea of how to get there...
ANewKindOfScience was researched using Wolfram's own proprietary software, Mathematica, but is actually pretty easy to replicate without Mathematica.
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