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Considering Alteratives

Wolfram's model is simple, but at the same time quite challenging to really grasp. When asked whether there is no need to ever study anything else, I want to immediately say no, but it is hard to think of specific reasons. I was thinking about Emergence and human behavior (as a Psych major, that is what interests me most) and at least in terms of human behavior, there seems to be some limitations to the model. One thing that came to mind was that the model never considers the possibility of an alternative action, which is something that somebody is always thinking of in the real world. And acutually, it is not rare that emergent phenomena arise from a group of people that come up with alternative ways of thinking or behaving.

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