If you're familiar with "A new kind of science" by Stephen Wolfram you'll know how cool this java applet is. This is really a much simpler(?) version of what Joshua Davis does with flash.
Don't get me started on Wolfram. It's okay to formulate your new theories and all that, but if you're not going to put it up for peer review or give any first-principle basis for your claims, then you can't say that you've really done anything. Blarf.
Anyway, my roommate does his work on pattern formation and chaos. Those flash programs look like his work. And it's a pretty cool flash program at that.
Everyone hates on Stephen. It seems I know a lot of people who either know him or have some strong opinions about him. From what I gather, he has a high opinion of himself and doesn't work too hard to, uhh, win people over. I guess that fits with his not putting his work up for peer review.
But, his non-peer-reviewed work is interesting nonetheless.
You know what I don't like about him. A New Kind of Science is the size of a small building and in the first chapter (That's as far as I've gotten) he uses the phrase 'A new kind of science' at least 30,000 times.
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