Talk:Crystals

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Can anyone dig out that schoolkid ref re: the epsom salts stalagtite to add as a ref? Keep me in the DARK 14:09, 9 August 2007 (CDT)

No, my google is too lazy (and doesn't want to go to AIG), but can I add a cool photo of my ultra-cool synthetic quartz crystal? humanbe in 19:16, 10 August 2007 (CDT)

Picture[edit]

'taint very pretty though, is it? Snowflake anyone? Keep»»» up »»» 12:22, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

I tried to get a good shot. It is very pretty in person, although in a rather unorthodoz way. Check out all the "wavy" surfaces where it was growing, and the ordered facets at the "ends"! Then think - this is quartz - you can't just dissolve it in water and hang a string in it! I wonder what the conditions required to manufacture this were? PS, feelz free to add a snowflake. It's August here, so I can't help. humanbe in 12:43, 12 August 2007 (CDT)
Snow crystals 2b.jpg
I don't know, I never really saw the hand of God in snow flakes, or even a competent designer. Yea each one is "unique" sort of, but I think other crystals are much nicer. tmtoulouse oppress 12:51, 12 August 2007 (CDT)
How about a "natural" quartz crystal (or cluster of them) to go with my beautiful, pure synthetic one? humanbe in 13:21, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

Anyone got a geode - ?Keep»»» up »»» 14:05, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

Wikimedia Commons does tmtoulouse oppress 15:16, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

Whaaa? Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 21:03, 1 September 2007 (CDT) (for offeep)

I dunno, but those wikipoop village green pictures suckorz. None worth stealing. humanbe in 21:28, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

I am inspired to add a picture soon, if I remember. Gotta big hunk of granite the glaciers busted up and eroded, prolly four tons or so, but still shows the basic crystalline shape of the stuff. It's really fucking cool. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:32, 21 April 2009 (EDT)

Psuedoscience Tag[edit]

I removed the psuedoscience tag from this article. While some people definitely attribute mystical properties to crystals, they are definitely real things. Furthermore, most of the properties the article highlights, like a regular atomic structure and optic properties, are things that crystals really do have and can be proven to have. Crystal healing and crystal power are woo, but I don't think that crystals themselves are. I'm new, so if I'm making some sort of grave error please tell me. --Paradox (talk) 04:31, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Works for me, and opens the door for crystal woo as an article. tmtoulouse 04:39, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, the removal made sense, since the article is about "real" crystals and their nature. How come Chrystal Whoo is stilla red link!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Oh, and welcome back (?) Zeno's Playground. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:57, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
As the article is now, most of the categories are wrong too. A proper "science" one and an "pseudo" one would work best I think as they're both topics we can go in-depth with. Scarlet A.pngpostate 11:39, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I think it's good to have this in the woo and NA cats - we're not saying crystals are woo or NA - we are listing this article on those cats so people can come read what crystals "really" are... ħumanUser talk:Human 20:02, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
The cats are fine, I just didn't want the big banner at the top saying that Crystals are psuedoscience. --Paradox (talk) 17:21, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
No one's arguing to put the banner back, removing that was a good catch, thanks. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:50, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Definitely not psuedoscience. (Whassat?) Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 20:53, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Orgone "Fun"[edit]

Orly? Srlsly? And yeah I see the fnord template, but at least put it in a different section yeah? WTF is the point of having a serious article and a fun article but then putting so-called lulz on the serious article? SuspectedReplicant (talk) 22:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Welcome to RW. TheoryOfPractice (talk) 22:46, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
And we laughed and laughed and laughed. That's still not a reason to keep it in mainspace. SuspectedReplicant (talk) 23:08, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Having the orgone thing in that section IMHO subverts the purpose of the joke, to wit: crystals have many cool real properties that woomeisters ignore in an attempt to turn them into magic rocks. EVDebs (talk) 23:31, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Time crystals[edit]

See here [1]. Any comments anyone? 82.198.250.67 (talk) 19:14, 25 January 2012 (UTC)