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August 6, 2002

From: Interview by Mary Kathleen Flynn, PC Magazine

Why has your book A New Kind of Science caused controversy?

It’s a classic paradigm-shift situation. Part of what made it take 20 years for me to figure out what I say in the book is that I had to get over all the preconceptions I had from doing traditional science. I’d feel really silly if, in just a few weeks, everyone could absorb everything I’ve done.

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