Garden of Eden

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Garden of Eden

  1. (Abrahamic religions) In the Book of Genesis of the Bible and Surat Sad of the Qur'an, a garden at the source of the Gihon, Pishon, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers, where Adam and Eve first lived after being created.



Garden of Eden (plural Gardens of Eden)

  1. (cellular automata) A pattern that can only exist as an initial state and is not reachable from any other state.
    • 2004, Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein; Francesca Fiorenzi, Fabio Scarabotti, “The Garden of Eden Theorem for Cellular Automata and for Symbolic Dynamical Systems”, in Vadim A. Kaimanovich editor, Random Walks and Geometry: Proceedings of a Workshop at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, June 18 - July 13, 2001, Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 9783110198089, OL 25415217M:
      A configuration e not in the image of τ, namely eC \ τ[C] is called a Garden of Eden (briefly GOE) configuration, this biblical terminology being motivated by the fact that GOE configurations only appear as initial configurations.