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 A New Kind of Science
Notable for its publicity and the number of negative reviews it has received in various scientific and mathematical journals, A New Kind of Science is a large, complex scientific work that tries to simultaneously introduce a large number of unfamiliar and intertwined ideas in as non-technical a format as possible to express the interdisciplinary concepts.
This new kind of science is modelled on the study of simple computer programs.
For instance, his leaf and shell models suggest that complex morphological forms are essentially sampled at random from the space of possibilities, instead of being finely crafted by the forces of natural selection.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/a_/a_new_kind_of_science.html   (1596 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: A New Kind of Science
A New Kind of Science is a book by Stephen Wolfram, published in 2002.
It is, however, vital not to overlook the question of what it is to be a thing and the definitional account of how it is what it is. If we leave these out, scientific inquiry is mere shadow boxing....
He said it was the science of existence in general, or of 'being as such', contrasting it in this respect with the various special sciences which each studied only one part or aspect of being.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/A-New-Kind-of-Science   (402 words)

  
 The Scientific Article: From Galileo's New Science to the Human Genome
The age of the generalist and inspired amateur of science was in decline.
While their purpose is to interpret past science, not invent new science, they serve an indispensable function--winnowing the fit from the unfit among the other four types.
To do science is to assert that something is true of the natural world and to be prepared to defend that claim before a community of peers.
fathom.lib.uchicago.edu /2/21701730   (7803 words)

  
 Brainstorms: Wolfram's New Kind of Science
I am also new to the science of complexity.
I have been reading Dr. Stephen Wolfram's New Kind of Science and wanted to know what other members thought of it.
So the idea that the laws of reality might need algorithms for their prediction is really neither new nor revolutionary.
www.iscid.org /boards/ubb-get_topic-f-6-t-000298.html   (571 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Humongous Fungus A New Kind Of Individual
According to Cindy Prescott, co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, the findings are an exciting example of developments in forest research.
"This study is an indication of the kind of discoveries now possible as scientists apply these new and developing techniques to explore the world below ground.
It's just the tip of the iceberg of new knowledge, but these novel findings are already giving us new insights into how forests work, and causing us to rethink fundamental ideas like, what is an individual, and what is a species?"
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2003/03/030327074535.htm   (1147 words)

  
 Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science -- Relevant Books
English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture
The Classics of Science: A Study of Twelve Enduring Scientific Works
Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, 2 volumes
www.wolframscience.com /reference/books/g.html   (908 words)

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