WEB TEXT: Is Complexity Simple?

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Science  27 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5662, pp. 1267
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5662.1267d

Two years ago in A New Kind of Science, physicist and software entrepreneur Stephen Wolfram asserted that simple mathematical rules govern complex patterns, from the intricacies of animal anatomy to the structure of the universe. Although some critics lauded the book's claim to revolutionize scientific thinking, others blasted it as a rehash of old ideas. If you haven't read Wolfram's tome, this site from his company lets you peruse it for free. Completing the registration allows you to browse the 1280 pages and download supplementary material such as demo programs and images.


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