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Bolognesi T. Let's consider two spherical chickens. Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster, Zeeya Merali (eds.). (The Frontiers Collection, vol. 2016). Switzerland: Springer, 2016.
Confronted with a pythagorean jingle derived from simple ratios, a sequence of 23 moves from knot theory, and the interaction between a billiard-ball and a zero-gravity field, a young detective soon realizes that three crimes could have been avoided if math were not so unreasonably effective in describing our physical world. Why is this so? Asimov's fictional character Prof. Priss confirms to the detective that there is some truth in Tegmark's Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, and reveals him that all mathematical structures entailing self-aware substructures (SAS) are computable and isomorphic. The boss at the investigation agency is not convinced and proposes his own views on the question.
URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-27495-9_5
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27495-9_5
Subject Cellular automata
Knot theory
Computational Universe Conjecture
F.1.1 Models of Computation

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