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Re: Strictly OT - conworlding with 92% or thereabouts commonality with current universe

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Friday, January 4, 2008, 19:22
Den 4. jan. 2008 kl. 17.15 skreiv John Vertical:
> > Not particularly much. If you want to re-do mathematics, you should > get a *lot* less than 90%-ish commonality with reality. Rather, the > subject line reminded me more of an idea I've entertained a bit but > not developed too far yet: an universe where quantum chromodynamics > has been fudged with a bit, with the result that uneven nuclei are > more stable than even. Chemistry, cosmology etc. are as usual, the > world's just made of like boron and nitrogen etc moreso than carbon > and oxygen...
That's interesting. Have you made up any isotopic abundance tables? Do nuclei in your conworld have any shell structure? Carbon-based life must be even rarer in that universe than it is in ours. And given the very special properties of carbon, I think it's very hard to imagine any other chemical basis for life. But perhaps mind can exist even without those carbonaceous complications that we base our lives on. LEF


Peter Collier <petecollier@...>