To Shakespeare, all the world was a stage. To natural philosophers of Newton’s era, it was a mechanical clock. Physicists of the 19th century viewed reality more like a steam engine. Today a fair number of scientists regard nature as a computer.
Los buenos científicos son los seres más escrupulosos del planeta. Cuando por mínimo que sea algún detalle no termina de encajar en sus teorías, enseguida dudan que su hipótesis podría estar equivocada.
A computer paints a Rembrandt, and it looks like the real thing
There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. However, when people are asked about the ideal distribution of wealth in their country, they actually prefer unequal societies.