This page is a bit off-topic for a site that is mostly about 3D programming and physics, but is good sometimes to think about some wider issues, here are a couple of books that took my interest.
I've just started reading this book, I have summarised the main points the book is making in the following 'Wolframs laws':
- A simple system can produce complex behavior
- A more complex system will not necessarily produce more complex behavior.
What is 'complexity' in this context?
It seems to be a pattern that cannot be easily described, but is not quite random. It seems to get extra 'complexity points' for looking interesting and for looking the same at different scales.