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Does the multicomputational paradigm include every other one in science?

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Are the four paradigms of science described in this Stephen Wolfram's writing ( more general as we reach the 4th paradigm of the 2020's? In other words, does the 4th paradigm (the multi computational one) englobe or include the rest of them? Is it a "generalization" of all of them? (I mean, mathematical models are not included in the first "structural" paradigm, since they usually consider time, while in the structural paradigm time is not considered. But the mathematical paradigm includes all the models from the structural paradigm, since time is or is not considered in mathematical models. So, would this continue up until the last paradigm, which would include all the models from the rest)?

If it is, then, according to the framework of the multicomputational paradigm, every possible model from the rest paradigms (all possible structural, mathematical and computational models) would be included in it. But if that is really the case, then, how could there be an incompatible model with Wolfram's framework (which is basically the multicomputational one) as he says here ( ):

Any particular rule could be proved wrong by disagreeing with observations, for example predicting particles that do not exist. But the overall framework of our models is something more general, and not as directly amenable to experimental falsification. Asking how to falsify our framework is similar to asking how one would prove that calculus could not be a model for physics. An obvious answer would be another model successfully providing a fundamental theory of physics, and being proved incompatible.

If his multicomputational framework englobes every possible conceivable model, how can there be any model incompatible with it?

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