NKS

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NKSA New Kind of Science (book by Stephen Wolfram)
NKSNorsk Kjemisk Selskap (Norwegian chemical society)
NKSNational Knowledge Service (UK National Health Service)
NKSNihon Keizai Shimbun (Japanese newspaper)
NKSNorton Knatchbull School (UK)
NKSNetwork Knowledge Server
NKSNo Kill Solutions (consulting firm)
NKSNorthern Kentucky Symphony (now Kentucky Symphony Orchestra)
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Tellingly, he named this treatise A New Kind of Science. The book, which Wolfram sent to hundreds of journalists and influential scientists, sparked a firestorm of criticism.
By contrast, Wolfram contends, simple, complexity-generating programs are the tools of "a new kind of science" that, more accurately and easily than the old one, can simulate complicated phenomena, from the growth of snowflakes to the workings of the universe.
Although Wolfram calls his approach a new kind of science, some elements of it, such as cellular automata, have been investigated for decades.
For that reason among others, the man behind A New Kind of Science isn't easily labeled a crackpot.