An excellent review: American Scientist – Computing Science
I have a sense we are seeing a paradigm shift happening here. It is not just Wolfram science, Wolfram Science is only possible in this age. Everything is shifting, and now science is getting a nudge. I listened to Wolfram in an hour of audio and I was intrigued, moved because of being in the presence of someone so self-confident and perhaps a genius of our time. I had a sense of hearing something totally fresh and of major importance.
Ray Kurzweil has made a gtitique: Reflections on Stephen Wolfram’s “A New Kind of Science”.
See this too: Forbes.com – Magazine Article God, Stephen Wolfram, and Everything Else
Michael S. Malone, Forbes ASAP, 11.27.00, that is a year or more before the book came out. .
Also: Simulating the Replication of Life
Wired 10.06: The Man Who Cracked The Code to Everything …
Figure 2. Pigment patterns on snail shells might be products of a biological system working something like a one-dimensional cellular automaton. Wolfram argues that various mollusks illustrate all possible patterns generated by a specific class of automata. The shells shown are identified as the banded marble cone (left) and the textile cone (right). [Top, bottom in my image here — wl]