Why nature can't be reduced to mathematical laws

日期:2017-04-10 06:00:34 作者:强酮 阅读:

By Mark Buchanan ONE of the grand aims of science is to explain every aspect of nature in terms of simple, fundamental laws – but is this possible? A team of physicists claims to have found a hint that some things simply cannot be computed, and that nature could be more than the sum of its parts. The idea of reductionism, a key tool in science for centuries, holds that everything in nature can ultimately be understood by gaining knowledge of its constituent parts. The laws of fluid flows, for example,