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"Wolfram speaking here on claim to have discovered new kind of science," byByron Spice. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 30 September 2002.

This article talks about the Stephen Wolfram's controversial new book A NewKind of Science and the reaction he has received to it. Spice putsWolfram's main idea this way: "Simple rules can result in great complexity, hesaid, and nature can best be described as a set of simple computer programs,rather than the mathematical equations prized by most scientists." Someinterviewed for the article are impressed by his accomplishments, others areskeptical.

--- Allyn Jackson