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The edge of reductionism

Research at the frontier between computer science and physics illustrates the shortcomings of the reductionist approach to science, which explains macroscopic behaviour using microscopic principles.

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Figure 1: Evolution of a cellular automaton.

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Binder, PM. The edge of reductionism. Nature 459, 332–333 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/459332a

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