Chapter 8: Implications for Everyday Systems

Section 6: Growth of Plants and Animals

[Biological] self-assembly

Some growth—particularly at a microscopic level—seems to be based on objects with particular shapes or affinities sticking together only in specific ways—much as in the systems based on constraints discussed on page 210 (and especially the network constraint systems of page 483). (See also page 1193.)

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