(Does nature ‘run programs’? And, if it does, are the ‘algorithms’ any good?)
So, what is an algorithm?
No, not that; this is a far more fundamental question. What IS is algorithm? Animal? Vegetable? Mineral? Ah …
OK, start with something simpler; often the first class discussion on a pure maths degree … What IS a number? How would you answer that? Now, if you’ve pointed at something, perhaps even pictured something, you’re wrong. Continue reading