Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence

Section 12: Historical Perspectives


Particularly from ancient and more fragmentary texts aphorisms have survived that may sometimes seem at least vaguely related to this book. (An example from the pre-Socratics is "everything is full of gods".) But typically it is impossible to see with any definiteness what such aphorisms might really have been intended to mean.

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