**A Collection of Reviews of ANKOS**

**and Links to Related Work**

Below you will find links to more reviews than you will care to read of
Stephen Wolfram's book *A New Kind of Science *and links to some related
articles.

SOME HISTORY AND RELATED LINKS.
Who first had the idea that the universe is a cellular automaton? Konrad Zuse?
Edward Fredkin? Certainly not Stephen Wolfram.

After reading the book you may appreciate some related HUMOR.

Skeptics on Wolfram at Caltech This is a usenet posting on talk.orgins of a story to appear in e-Skeptic. It includes summaries of a talk by Wolfram at Caltech and Q&A after the talk by David Naiditch and Michael Gilmore's.

You may also want to know more about the LEGAL ACTION taken by Wolfram regarding the proof by Matthew Cook of the universality of the rule 110 cellular automaton.

**The Reviews**

The reviews are in neither chronological nor alphabetical order.
However, you may use your browser's **Find** mechanism to locate reviews by
author or publication on this page. If you know of any substantive reviews that
are not on this list please let me know. *W. Edwin Clark eclark@math.usf.edu*

Review by Yves Pomeau taken from MathSciNet ( MR1920418 (2003i:37002))

A Note on Minimal
Boolean Formula Size of One-Dimensional Cellular Automata by Evangelos Georgiadis (Journal of Cellular
Automata, Volume 4, Number 2, 2007 ) This paper disproves 44 claims in ANKOS.

A Rare Blend
of Monster Raving Egomania and Utter Batshit Insanity by Cosma Shalizi

*Comments
on a review of NKS *Unlike most of the reviews below this is a defense
of the book written by

Kovas
Boguta, Wolfram Science Group, in the NKS
Forum .

Review of A New Kind of Science

by Rudy Rucker,
American Mathematical Monthly, November 2002, 851-861.

(This will be available also at the MAA Book Reviews Site
eventually.)

In Search of a
Scientific Revolution

Controversial genius
Stephen Wolfram presses onward

by Peter Weiss Science News Online,
Aug.Ý16,Ý2003.

A Thirty-five Year Old
Kind of Science

by Juergen Schmidhuber, based
on a letter to Intl. Journal of High-Energy Physics, vol 43:5, June 2003.

A Mathematician
Looks at Wolfram's New Kind of Science

by Lawrence Gray, *Notices of the American Mathematical Society,
*February 2003.

A
Reclusive Kind of Science

by David H. Bailey, to appear in Computing in Science and Engineering.

Critical Review
of "A New Kind of Science" and Notes on "A New Kind of
Science"

by David Drysdale

The
World According to Wolfram

by Brian Hayes , *American
Scientist, *July-August, 2002

Book Review: 'A New Kind of Science' (original PDF) (latest version PS)

by Scott Aaronson to appear
in *Quantum Information and Computation*, September, 2002.

Book
Review: "A New Kind of Science"

by Ray Girvan, *Scientific
Computing World, *August 2002.

A New Kind of Science?

by Leo P. Kadanoff
, *arXiv.org e-Print archive*,

Essentially the same review appears In PhysicsToday.org

A revolution or self-indulgent hype-The Daily Telegraph May 2002 : comments by Michael Berry, John Ellis and David Deutsch

A New Kind of Science, by
Stephen Wolfram

by Henry Cohn, *The
Mathematical Association of America Online* book review column

Review of
Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science,

by John Kadvany, *Foundations of Mathematics Mailing List*,

Reflections
on Stephen Wolfram's "A New Kind of Science"

by Ray
Kurzweil, *KurzweilAI.net*

Stephen
Wolfram's *A New Kind of Science* -- A Complexity Scientist's Reaction

by Ben Goertzel, *Dynamical Psychology*,
2002

Haven't
I seen that pattern before...? *(trial subscription needed to view)*

by Philip Anderson, The Times Higher Education Supplement,

Review
of A New Kind of Science (PDF)

by Steven G. Krantz, *Bulletin of the American
Mathematical Society*, Vol. 40, Number 1, 2003.

Is
the Universe a Universal Computer

by Melanie Mitchell, Science
Magazine,

Review of A New Kind of
Science (postscript file)

by Hassan Masum ACM SIGACT NEWS, December 2002.

Is the Universe a Computer?

by Steven Weinberg, The

Blinded by Science Explaining
the media's obsession with Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science.

By Jordan Ellenberg*, SlateTuesday,
July 2, 2002*

Life,
the Universe and a Game of Chequers

By Philip Ball, *The
Guardian*,

The
Science of Everything

By Michael J. Behe, First Things 127 (November
2002)

A New Kind
of Science

By Tom Georgoulias, frontwheeldrive.com

How
the cheetah got his spots

By Chris
Lavers, *The Guardian*,

Interview
with Stephen Wolfram on A New Kind of Science* **(inReal Audio)*

By* *Joe Palca*
, NPR's Science **Friday, July 5,
2002**.*

The
Book of Revelation* *(viewable via temporary free subscription)

By Robert Matthews*, New Scientist,
July 6, 2002*

What
kind of science is this? (apparently a subscription is required)

by Jim Giles, Nature 417, 216 - 218 (2002)

Science
is a computer program (apparently a subscription is required)

by John L. Casti, Nature 417, 381 - 382 (2002)

Not
Quite Copernicus

by John Derbyshire, *National Review*,
September 16, 2002

Copyright & Wolfram's A
New Kind of Science

by Kelly Truelove, *O'Reilly Network Weblogs*,

Stephen
Wolfram's Science

by Greg Egan, *Greg
Egan's Home Page, **July 23,
2002*

Cosmic
Computer -- New Philosophy to Explain the Universe

by Keay Davidson

Wolfram
and logic/foundations of mathematics -- discussion on the mailing list **FOM**
(Foundations of Mathematics) for more threads on this topic in FOM go to query =
Wolfram

The Man
Who Cracked The Code to Everything ... But first it cracked him. The inside
story of how Stephen Wolfram went from boy genius to recluse to science
renegade -- not a review, but a lengthy article on Wolfram and NKS by
Steven Levy, *Wired,*June 10, 2002

God, Stephen
Wolfram, and Everything Else

by Michael S. Malone, *Forbes ASAP*, November 27, 2000 (Not a review, but
an account of a mysterious middle of the night meeting with Wolfram while he
was writing the book.)

Barnes & Noble's Customer Reviews

Slashdot Discussion of A New Kind of Science, May 21, 2002

The Big
Rewrite--Stephen Wolfram explains everything but the perfect cappuccino

by Margaret Werthheim, *LA Weekly,*

Stephen
Wolfram's Simple Science by Michael Arndt, *BusinessWeekOnline*, May
17, 2002

Is
this man bigger than Newton and Darwin?

British physicist Stephen Wolfram tells Graham Farmelo why his new book,
already number one on Amazon.com, will revolutionise science, *Connected
telegraph.co.uk, May 15, 2002.*

A Man Who Would
Shake Up Science,

by Edward Rothstein,* NYTimes, May 11, 2002*

A
New Kind of Science: You Know That Space-Time Thing? Never Mind

by George Johnson, *NY Times*, June 9, 2002.

Did
This Man Just Rewrite Science?

by Dennis Overbye, *NY Times*, June 11, 2002

What's
So New in a Newfangled Science?

by George Johnson, *NY Times, *June 16, 2002

Questions
for Stephen Wolfram -- Complexity Made Simple

by Loch Adamson, NY Times, July 7, 2002

The
science of everything: The emperor's new theory: A self-published book is being
touted as the greatest step since Newton. Is it?, *The Economist *print
edition, May 30th 2002

The
next Newton? Recluse, maverick physicist and Mathematica developer Stephen
Wolfram claims to have revolutionized science with his new, computer-based
theories.

by David Appell in *Salon.com*, May 15, 2002

A
challenging view of the universe--Scientist's tome draws notice, critics.

by Gareth Cook, *The Boston Globe*, June 19, 2002

The
Code of the Cosmos --A genius to some, a crackpot to others.

by Charles Piller, *latimes.com*, July 9, 2002