Right, just like to say a few things. I think we could make the scales for the statistics, for vehicles, creatures and starships, more clear, as well as the examples clearer. Personally, I don't think it's as aesthetically pleasing to read, though I've honestly got no ideas on how to improve it. Tables, perhaps? I don't know.
Also, perhaps we could improve the description for Essence? I dunno...just somehow:P
Do you know how much time passed when the Annihilation occurred? From what I recall, it was billions of years between when the Xhodocto wiped everything out and the Ravenrii sent to lifeboats/arks back into the universe (using time travel or something). Do you have any idea how long it actually was?
Nope. None whatsoever. Time was apparently made to flow at different rates for everyone: the people on most of the Arks (which were Verezaph, not Ravenrii) most likely experienced it in a matter of days, while Apalos had enough time to convert all of the materials available to it into a shiny new fleet of shapeshifting spaceships; the galaxies that were saved fron annihilation seemed to have no time pass at all, while the Archdemon's Wall could have been spreading out for millions or even billions of years.
So if time was a large river then the Annihilation was like a waterfall, where everything lost it's peaceful organization and went completely haywire? Well cool, that means I can have my little star cluster experience any amount of time I want >:D
I'm just visiting SporeWiki for a short time today, so I'm not logging on, but as it's been over a month since you asked, I might as well reply now.
Yes, the University of Nottingham is where I am, but no, I've not met them. A quick look at the list of first-year physics tutorial groups shows that there's a lot of physics staff (if all physicists here have a first-year tutorial group, then that means there's around 40 of them in total; if not, then there's even more).
On momentons, no; the subject of negative mass hasn't really come up yet. I also still find the idea of introducing infinite-velocity tachyons to resolve conservation of momentum violations to be a bit... strange. :P
And one last thing: I remember you wondering about whether maths is "invented or discovered", as I think your words were. I've thought about my views on this and I think I can put them into words better now. I'll try to remember to tell you next time I'm here.
I was talking to my physics lecturer on the subject of platonic forms after a talk on how atomic arrangements make specific unit cells in crystal growth. He believes that objectively these atomic arrangements have no shapes, if we consider stuff like wavefunction we can't really apply a concievable shape so we simply go for what we think they may look like. It doesn't take away the reality of the equation.
I also found a site on zero ontology. The text is full of philosophical jargon but it throws up interesting ideas about zero, non-spatial/temporal existences etc. This site overviews it better perhaps.
Re: Generally I think that "symmetry" probably exists, and that our universe is merely some broken symmetry which is conserving values (like physical properties) drawing it back to the same symmetry state. It doesn't make sense to call it any particular substance (energy, spacetime, mathematics etc.) since pure symmetry defines itself. The net energy of the universe, the totality is 0, but when we focus on objects within they have an existence. Maybe the momentum theory has a relation here if we consider positive and negative mass in the universe cancel each other out to 0.
I'm also having a good time University of Leicester (studying Geology which includes everything from the Big Bang to the origin of life, studying rocks in hand specimin and peeling back millions of years of history etc.). I haven't met any evil squirrels yet.
Me and GD12 are considering technologies that might involve Brans-Dicke theory:
Pitch drive weapon
GD12 tells me you two were working on an ultra-relativistic weapon that created black holes but couldn't find a way to accelerate. Brand-Dicke theory would allow us to create a disparity of the gravitational constant, which I think at high enough momentum, would create the black hole. Basically a trips say, a starship into a runaway pitch drive.
PP-wave of death
GD12 wanted to bring back false vacuum weapons, I've discussed how it would be impossible to prevent it's expansion, and that universe might not even be metastable, but he seems to really want it and I don't want to be mean. But then I considered what might happen if the false vacuum was sealed in a collapsing wormhole (or something like it), to create a Pp wave metric, which are a solution in the Brans-Dicke theory. The problem here is that there would be no need for a false vacuum in the first place, but of course there is the rule of cool.
However, Brans-Dicke theory in quite a change from General Relativity, since you studied relativity (I think you said you did), can you think of any problems or contradictions it might cause with currently accepted physical models we have for the SporeWikiverse? I haven't found any.
First of all, I need to point out that I've only been formally educated on special relativity. General relativity, I assume, needs a knowledge of tensor mathematics, which in turn requires knowledge of matrix mathermatics, which is itself first-year stuff (i.e. I'm still learning the basics). In fact, recently, my maths lecturer went off on a tangent about the application of a certain feature of some matrices which is important in general relativity for a particular reason, and then told us to immediately forget about it since it wasn't at all important to us yet.
I have at least been taught the Schrödinger equation now, though. :P
However, if something doesn't contradict reality as we currently know it, it shouldn't contradict the SporeWikiverse, simply on the principle that we want the SporeWikiverse physics (especially as far as the basics are concerned) to deviate from reality as little as possible. The only problem I can think of is that a gravtational constant is required for constant planck units (for those units that involve G in their calculation, which is most of them except for charge), but I don't think planck units haven't featured too heavily in our fiction.
Ah, pp-waves of death. I mentioned them on User:Ghelæ/Tech, and AFAIK, they're not restricted to Brans-Dicke theory (I first read about them as the "Thunderbolt" weapon on Orion's Arm; I'm surprised you didn't propose introducing them to the SporeWikiverse before :P). If we allow naked singularities into the SporeWikiverse, I'm sure pp-waves of death can appear too; if we don't, then they can't.
However, I'm not so sure if it would actually be a feasible method of containing a false vacuum. You might as well make a pocket universe, trap your target inside it, and then destroy it (via vacuum collapse or otherwise). Since we should be near to discovering whether the false vacuum situation accurately describes our reality (with more precice measurements of the Higgs mass), perhaps we could have some sort of weapon that we don't currently describe as using false vacuum physics, but can easily be retconned into doing so if such a thing proves plausible?
Now onto pitch drives: firstly, you've reminded me of something else to add to that tech page. I'd forgotten about the possibility of truly adjustable constants like in Brans-Dicke theory. It would certainly work.
I can't quite remember the discussions about the weapon that you mention there, however. I would have thought that a black hole could be accelerated to ultrarelativistic speeds by... whatever mechanism it is that we normally use for such accelerations. So I might need a recap on that topic.
That page(I don't know if you downright deleted it, cause it just redirected me to it from the "This page has been deleted"page) is because I have had people tell me that they can't see my bot part and CnC creations. This page was my solution. I would like you to explain how you do whatever it is I needed to do, because I'm not seeing an article listing.(That's what you need to do on the creepypasta wiki)
You would put your creations under your userpage or a expansion of it (like, say, "User:TheXenomorph1PRIME./Creations). Or, for each creature, you could put it under the "Creature:" namespace. Finally, you could put it under the "Fiction:" namespace for it to be a empire/political entity in the Sporewiki Fiction Universe.
On SporeWiki, we have "namespaces" to divide the content. The "main" namespace has no prefix and is solely related to game content, like tools, parts, maxis-created creatures. The "Creature" namespace is for user-created creatures and tightly related to the "Fiction" namespace (I'll get to that in a moment). It uses the prefix "Creature:". For example, Creature:Zazane. There is Vehicle, Building, and the like, but the other major one I want to get to is the "Fiction" namespace. It is for user-created stories/political entities. It is also used for the "SporeWiki Fiction Universe", a massive sci-fi universe available for every user.
Well regardless of your reason, the wiki has rules to make things more organized and easier to sort through. It's no harder to find them after moving them to the proper namespace. All your friends have to do is check your user page or search the creature namespace or even just search for the images files, depending on where you put them.
Alternatively, they can visit your page in Sporepedia on Spore.com to view all of your uploaded creations.
Mate you're compaining for hardly any reason at all. I looked at your userpage and there's a box on the right that lists "User:TheXenomorph1PRIME./Bot part and CnC creatures" a step down from the top of the list.
Really difficult to find I know [sarcasm mode]. The issue was solved before it even became a problem so stop panicking. You just need to post a hotlink on your userpage and your subs will no longer have a problem.
Since nobody else seems remotely interested in Darkspore, I think I'm entitled to have some authority over its presece in the fiction universe.
Not that I want to do anything major with them, I just wanted to mention them in my new story. Of course, due to the massive scale of the Darkspore infection, I think the only way they could reasonably exist without interfering with the histories of established fictions is to have them exist in an entirely seperate galaxy. I was thinking of making it the Sombrero Galaxy, what is your opinion on that?
No; if you look at SporeWiki:Fiction Universe/Locations, a lot of galaxies that have been either associated with real-life galaxies, or were intended to be real-life galaxies from the outset, have been destroyed.
Either way, there is good reason to add the Sombrero Galaxy to the fictionverse, namely that it's conspicuously absent despite the fact that we've included many galaxies that are further away from the Local Group than it.
We've discussed this on IRC, but for the record, I'll post it here.
Using my super-duper powers as an official SporeWiki Fiction Coordinator, I hereby grant you permission to mention the Sombrero Galaxy in your fiction. Unless somebody else has a problem with what you write, in which case we'll need to have a little discussion about it.