Chapter 2: The Crucial Experiment

By Xah Lee. Date:

how do simple programs behave

gives a basic introduction to simple 1D CA.

Says that rule 30's mid line passes all known algorithm for randomness.

Shows that rule 110's has amazing random/organized behavior.

the need for a new intuition. p39

2 page non-tech commentary on why simple program creating complexity is counter-intuitive thus it needs a new intuition for its development.

why these discoveries were not made before p42

non-tech commentary on why “simple program creating complexity” is not discovered before. Summary: