On Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:57:44 PM UTC-4, Terren Suydam wrote:
> Not to mention, simpler patterns reminiscent of the output of some
> iterative cellular automata do show up in nature.
> See http://www.wolframscience.com/nksonline/page-423 for an example of
> sea-shell patterns that look an awful lot like some of the patterns in
> his book A New Kind of Science.
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Craig Weinberg
> > wrote:
> >> > Statistically, shouldn't we see this simple 1K sequence frequently in
> >> > nature? I mean precisely. Shouldn't there be hundreds of species of
> >> > that have patterns on their backs which are derived exclusively from
> >> > Mandelbot set.
> > There's nothing special about the Mandelbrot Set, it's just the first
> > example found where huge complexity can be generated from very little.
> > if you want to see what can be done with a 400 meg file just look in a
> > mirror, that's about the size of the human genome; you could burn the
> > thing onto a CD and still have room for 100 pop songs from iTunes.
> > John K Clark
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