It’s the hard to beat the eery feeling of studying Wolfram’s Rule 30.

Just eight rules applied to a one-dimensional cellular automata generate a pattern that bears a profound resemblance to the Conus Textile snail’s shell.

And when you study the simple variants it’s all quite compelling to just think about.

Just visit http://atlas.wolfram.com/01/01/30/ to see more. —JM

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