Philosophical Implications of NKS: Discussion

Jason Cawley
Wolfram Research

Matthew Frank
University of Chicago

Do you have questions about the structure of the argument presented in the NKS book? About the meaning of its basic concepts or its implications for long standing questions in philosophy? What is the principle of computational equivalence, or computational reducibility? In what sense is the behavior of rule 30 random?  How does what NKS says about complexity in biological systems fit into evolutionary theory? Does the role of prediction change in NKS compared to previous science? What does NKS mean for—some other issue?  If you have questions like these, this session is a chance to get responses to them from members of the Wolfram Science Group and to discuss them with other conference participants.

Created by Mathematica  (April 20, 2004)

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