I want to show you that self-organization is the magic of life. Conway's game of life defines a simple universe governed by 3 simple laws in which creative, intelligent and stable organism emerge and die.
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The universe of the game is a two-dimensional grid of cells. Each cell can be either dead or alive. Each cell interacts with it's 8 direct neighbors in the following way:
1. Birth. Any dead cell with exactly 3 live neighbors becomes live.
2. Survival. Any live cell with exactly 2 or 3 live neighbors survives.
3. Death. Any live cell with less than 2 or more than 3 neighbors dies.
The behaviors that emerge from these simple rules may be considered creative and beautiful.
Here's a quote from a simpler way by Margaret J. Wheatley.
To me this explains how life can emerge from the inanimate.