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Discovered on June 22, 2014
Understanding Computation - The Lambda Calculus Explained
Historically it’s been difficult to explain a mechanical universe, because it’s difficult to explain the possibilities and limitations of machines*.
It’s now posited that machines compute. That computation describes what machines can and cannot do.
The Lambda Calculus is a tiny system for describing computational machines.
*Machines here refers to mechanical entities like molecules and DNA, not dump trucks. ;)