Reality: It may turn out that Einstein was wrong and
that God does, in fact "play dice with the universe." The latest mathematical
cosmological theory to emerge relies on random "gebits" (geometric bits)
that, in large scale computer modeling, can self-organize into something
closely resembling the basic structure of reality. Until recent improvements
in computer size and speed, models were too simplified to control a set
of variable factors that could successfully mimic what occurs in reality.
A lot of computer and human thinking still has to be done, but the current
level of research is impressive. For an account of the current state this
branch of the mathematical art, go to http://www.newscientist.com/features/features.jsp?id=ns22273,
and read the article from the February 26, 2000, issue of New Scientist
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