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A New Kind of Science?

Classy links to a review of A New Kind of Science, which says:

Serious science should be predictive, not just descriptive. To qualify as science that applies to the real world, I would have expected to see some kind of claim in the book which could be verified against the behavior of the real world. Note that I’m not expecting him to have actually performed the verification yet (the book has only just come out, after all), but that there should be some indication of a path that would lead to verifiable, falsifiable predictions.

I’m withholding judgement until I read more of the book, but I definitely agree with the complaint about using Mathematica notation instead of math.

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