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A New Kind of Science

"Three centuries ago science was transformed by the dramatic new idea that rules based on mathematical equations could be used to describe the natural world. My purpose in this book is to initiate another such transformation, and to introduce a new kind of science that is based on the much more general types of rules that can be embodied in simple computer programs."

Thus begins Stephen Wolfram's book A New Kind of Science, which you can read online. I just got back from the lecture and I have to say: wow. I have never been wowed by a lecture up until now. The stuff that he covered is truly mind-blowing in the complete stoner sense of the word.

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17 Feb 05

OS X on Windows XP

OS X on XP

Yes, that's my computer, running OS X on a x86 processor.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been pretty busy between work and my classes. Tomorrow though I'm going to see Stephen Wolfram speak about cellular automata. If you know either who Stephen Wolfram is, or what cellular automata is, you're as much a nerd as I am.