A New Kind of Science. I’m 200 pages in or so and I have to agree with this reviewer’s views — Amazon.com: Books: A New Kind of Science
His writing is hugely, vastly self-important as well as highly affected. (He claims that’s necessary for clarity! A joke, presumably.)
As a wise friend once observed to me, “most nonfiction books should really be pamphlets”, and that seems to be the case here in spades. The first 200 pages have about 5 interesting points — a powerpoint slide or two would have sufficed.