Notes

Chapter 9: Fundamental Physics

Section 5: Ultimate Models for the Universe


Meaning of the universe

If the whole history of our universe can be obtained by following definite simple rules, then at some level this history has the same kind of character as a construct such as the digit sequence of π. And what this suggests is that it makes no more or less sense to talk about the meaning of phenomena in our universe as it does to talk about the meaning of phenomena in the digit sequence of π.


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