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A new Kind of Science
« on: February 06, 2004, 08:01:08 pm »
Some of you might be familliar with the works of Stephen Wolfram among which is the book A new Kind a Science.

I bought it myself in 2002 when it came out. And think it's defeniately a must-read or something you have to know. But then I was still studying philosophy fulltime at that time and had lot's a crazy ideas. . ;)

Anyway. . .the book has been released online for free. . and legit by Stephen Wolfram and can be found here.

A short intro in the book. ..

This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments--illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics--Stephen Wolfram shows how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe.

Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science, from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology, the ultimate scope and limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, the interplay between free will and determinism, and the character of intelligence in the universe.
Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by nearly a thousand original pictures, this seminal book allows scientists and nonscientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution.
Expect anything, and life will become boring...