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Talk:Ancient giant silicon-based tree hypothesis

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Introduction[edit]

Hi! Just decided to create this page about a really stupid subject. It's amusing to me that even Ufoholic, a site that believes in aliens, debunks this "hypothesis".--Jagoe (talk) 19:11, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Does anyone how the Hell is "Людин Рɣси" written in Latin alphabet? --Jagoe (talk) 19:25, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Google translate suggests it's either "Lyudyn Rɣsy" or "Manes Rɣsy" but I don't know which one (or if either translation is even close). Christopher (talk) 19:28, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Neither have any search results. Christopher (talk) 19:32, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Are [1] and [2] sufficiently mad (and racist) enough? 86.145.120.178 (talk) 21:37, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

For some peculiar reason the websites on which the idea is mentioned do not transliterate this person's name from the Cyrillic.

If there are the 'tree stumps' where are the remains of the rest of the trees? And if such trees did exist would they not extract so much moisture from the surrounding water table that there could not be an ordinary forest around them?

Interesting idea for a SF story - shame about the right wing connections. 86.191.125.228 (talk) 10:30, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

"ɣ" is not a Cyrillic character in any alphabetic system past or present, so his name is likely a pseudonym. "ɣ" is the Greek letter "gamma". Bongolian (talk) 22:51, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Should [3] be added - one 'exotic corner of the tubes' denouncing another is doubleplusgood. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

A rose by any other name[edit]

Why haven't the proponents of this 'theory' discovered desert roses? Or the 'crystal gardens' many of us probably saw in school science lessons? 86.149.164.169 (talk) 10:13, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Clarification[edit]

The sentence 'This, however, does not consider whether or not gravity itself exhibits properties as opposed to them being attributed to density alone.' is slightly unclear.

And what is the maximum size a free branch can be before it cannot be supported by the trunk/gravity? Anna Livia (talk) 17:41, 4 September 2017 (UTC)