RE: A New Kind of Science

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 08:18:00 MDT

On Wed, 22 May 2002, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> I agree with his philosophical position but I think that, due to lack
> of time spent pondering and analyzing the details of cognition and
> experiential learning, he overestimates the simplicity of the rules
> underlying emergent cognitive behavior (although I'm sure these rules
> can be made very very simple compared to the emergent behaviors, I
> don't think they can be made as simple as he does)

It depends -- you could put the bulk of complexity into the CA state, not
the rule. What is more interesting (I haven't received my book yet), is
whether he's offering guidance for finding minimal rules, engineering
pattern emergence. Does he?

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