## What is a New Kind of Science about?

## What is the current theory of everything?

String theory and M-theory have been proposed as theories of everything. ... These two theories upon which all modern physics rests are **general relativity** and quantum mechanics.

## How long has it been since I published a new kind of Science?

- It’s now 15 years since I published my book A New Kind of Science —more than 25 since I started writing it, and more than 35 since I started working towards it . But with every passing year I feel I understand more about what the book is really about—and why it’s important.

## What is a New Kind of Science about?

A New Kind of Science is a book by Stephen Wolfram, published by his company Wolfram Research under the imprint Wolfram Media in 2002. ... Wolfram calls these systems simple programs and **argues that the scientific philosophy and methods appropriate for the study of simple programs are relevant to other fields of science**.

## Is Stephen Wolfram a billionaire?

Enter Stephen Wolfram. ... But many of Wolfram's big, and often controversial, theories are self-published. **His net worth is estimated between $2-3 billion**, which gives him the financial backing that many of his scientific peers do not have.May 13, 2020

## Is the universe a computer Steven Weinberg?

“In the study of anything outside human affairs, including the study of complexity, it is only simplicity that can be interesting.” This is Steven Weinberg's credo [“Is the Universe a Computer?” NYR, October 24, 2002]. ... As in “human affairs,” the “truly fundamental” that Weinberg seeks may not always be simple.Jan 16, 2003

## What is the Wolfram conclusion?

Wolfram's conclusion is that **the universe is discrete in its nature, and runs on fundamental laws** which can be described as simple programs.

## Is a new kind of science worth reading?

Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science is a remarkable book in many ways. It is certainly the most arrogant piece of science writing I have ever read. ... Yet, despite its shortcomings, it may be the most important contribution to science this decade.Aug 2, 2002

## What type of science is math?

Mathematics, in the broadest sense, is just a synonym of **formal science**; but traditionally mathematics means more specifically the coalition of four areas: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and analysis, which are, roughly speaking, the study of quantity, structure, space, and change respectively.

## Is Stephen Wolfram a genius?

Wolfram had a certain notoriety before WolframAlpha. He was **the child genius** who turned his back on a promising academic career in particle physics to make a fortune as the creator of the software package Mathematica, widely used in science and engineering.Jun 28, 2014

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### Can Wolfram solve chemistry?

With Wolfram|Alpha, you can **explore data about chemical compounds**, the reactions they undergo, solubility and chemical graph theory. It also has information about chemical quantities, unit conversion, molarity calculations and stoichiometry. ... Use Wolfram|Alpha to explore the elements of the periodic table.

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### Is the universe a computation?

The universe is (as far as we know) **a continuous entity**. However, if there can not exist a computational machine whose state is a continuum, then the universe can not be a computation.Nov 21, 2020

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### Is the universe a computer?

In other words: **the universe is a computer** and, rather than exist in a solid state, it perpetuates through a series of laws that change over time. How's it work? That's the tough part. The researchers explain the universe as a learning system by invoking machine learning systems.Apr 9, 2021

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### What is computational Equivalence?

More specifically, the principle of computational equivalence says that **systems found in the natural world can perform computations up to a maximal ("universal") level of computational power**, and that most systems do in fact attain this maximal level of computational power.

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### What is premise math?

A premise is **a statement that is assumed to be true**. Formal logic uses a set of premises and syllogisms to arrive at a conclusion. SEE ALSO: Conclusion, Deduction, Logic, Propositional Calculus, Syllogism. This entry contributed by David Terr.

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### What is the central lesson of a new kind of Science?

- A central lesson of A New Kind of Science is that there’s a lot of incredible richness out there in the computational universe. And one reason that’s important is that it means that there’s a lot of incredible stuff out there for us to “mine” and harness for our purposes.

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### What sowed the seeds for the modern scientific approach to thinking?

- Four centuries ago it was the discovery
**of**the moons**of**Jupiter and their regularities that sowed the seeds for modern exact**science**, and for the modern scientific approach to thinking. Could my little rule 30 now be the seed for another such intellectual revolution, and**a new**way**of**thinking about everything?