bookmark for myself
bookmark for myself
I bought the book when it came out, and it was a major disappointment. It's not any better online. I'm convinced that Wolfram has padded out 100 pages of real content into an 850 page, self-congratulatory piece of pseudo-scientific fluff. Chapter 9, Section 7, "The Nature of Space," is a perfect example...his single point in the section is "cellular automation leads to complex behavior. This may or may not relate to the nature of space. But I believe it does. Here's a completely unrelated diagram."
Book(online): "Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science"
News: Wolfram 2,3 Turing Machine is proved to be universal by a 20 year old student! and is the smallest known universal turing machine.
Stephan Wolfram's audacious 800+ page book, "A New Kind of Science" is available online.
A New Kind of Science online book
a good reference for physics ...
Denial of Facts and proper credits? obviously!
Egocentric? You judge!
I might be wrong? Possibly!
His style is horrifyingly bombastic, and he appears determined to ignore almost everything else which has ever been done along similar lines, convinced of the novelty of his own ideas without always checking to make sure whether they might not be so new after all.
He really, really should have got himself an editor and some peer reviewers.
However, I still suspect that he might have some interesting things to say - possibly even important things. I'm glad he's put the book online, since there was no way I was ever going to drag my copy all the way up to Edinburgh when I could take about ten normal-sized books in its place instead.
He's put it online! At last - that means I no longer have to strain my feeble human arms in carrying around the actual book, which is pretty damned mighty.
Online version of the book by stephen wolfram
The online version of this great and revolutionary book about a new perspective on science