The Unbearable Tension of Opposites

Mathematician John Horton Conway founded The Game of Life, a computer pattern model. It is now The Game of Life’s 50th Anniversary. Melanie Mitchell is a Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute. Of The Game of Life, she says, “We have to figure out ways to flourish in spite of the inherent unpredictability and uncertainty we constantly live with. As the mathematician John Allen Paulos so eloquently said, ‘Uncertainty…