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Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 16:55:19 EDT
Subject: About S. Wolfram book

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There is a paper about Wolfram's book:
Paper: quant-ph/0206089
From: Scott Aaronson <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 16:30:03 GMT   (17kb)

Title: Book Review: 'A New Kind of Science'
Authors: Scott Aaronson
Comments: 11 pages, submitted to Quantum Information & Computation
  This is a critical review of the book 'A New Kind of Science' by Stephen
Wolfram. We do not attempt a chapter-by-chapter evaluation, but instead focus
on two areas: computational complexity and fundamental physics. In 
we address some of the questions Wolfram raises using standard techniques in
theoretical computer science. In physics, we examine Wolfram's proposal for a
deterministic model underlying quantum mechanics, with 'long-range threads' 
connect entangled particles. We show that this proposal cannot be made
compatible with both special relativity and Bell inequality violation.

See too New Scientist, Jul. 6th issue.



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