Notes

Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature

Section 9: Origins of Simple Behavior


Uniformity in frequency

As shown on page 587, a completely random sequence of cells yields a spectrum that is essentially uniform in frequency. Such uniformity in frequency is implied by standard quantum theory to exist in the idealized zero-point fluctuations of a free quantum field—with direct consequences for such semiclassical phenomena as the Casimir effect and Hawking radiation. (See page 1062.)

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