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Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature

Section 1 Universality of Behavior 967
Section 2 Three Mechanisms for Randomness 967
Section 3 Randomness from the Environment 968
Section 4 Chaos Theory and Randomness from Initial Conditions 970
Section 5 The Intrinsic Generation of Randomness 973
Section 6 The Phenomenon of Continuity 976
Section 7 Origins of Discreteness 981
Section 8 The Problem of Satisfying Constraints 984
Section 9 Origins of Simple Behavior 988


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