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"In Search of a Scientific Revolution," by Peter Weiss. Science News, 16 August 2003,pages 106-108.

The cover story for this issue is about Stephen Wolfram's claim regarding hisdiscovery of a new way of doing science. His book, A New Kind ofScience, is now in its fifth printing (more about the book can be found ina July 2002 digest here).A conference on Wolfram's work was held this past June in Waltham,Massachusetts. Weiss presents viewpoints for and against Wolfram's claims.

--- Mike Breen