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The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge
The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge
William Poundstone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 14 Dec 2009
Reviewer: J. Noble (see more about me) (Southampton, UK)
This is a masterful bit of popular science writing by William Poundstone that is as relevant today as it was when published in 1987. Poundstone uses John Horton Conway's well-known cellular automata, the "game of Life" as his central metaphor and asks what might be the minimal requirements for... Read More

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