Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence

Section 10: Intelligence in the Universe

Minimal theories

Particularly in fundamental physics it has been found that the correct theory is often the minimal one consistent with basic observations. Yet barring supernatural intervention, the laws of physics embodied in such a theory presumably cannot be considered to have been created for any particular purpose. (See page 1025.)

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]