Why does this make me think of the Nac Mac Feegles? =)
Date: 18 Mar 2009 01:59
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A guest recently posted on the version of this on my workspace:
"I'm not sure why it says that mass/energy conservation has been circumvented—shrinking a full-size bear would involve circumventing some laws (such as square-cube), but I don't see why conservation of energy would need to be one of them."
so I figured I'd move it here where it's more relevant. I'm not heavy on the sciences myself, I put in Conservation of Mass/Energy because it seemed appropriate because a creature of the same mass and exerting the same energy had been drastically changed in size, without changing mass, and without the resultant density having an effect on the creature. Surely a bear that is now 100 times more dense would react negatively under normal laws, but you never know with these things. If there's a better way to express this, someone with the science background please let me know.
If it's all the same matter as a normal grizzly - just as many atoms, all arranged the same way - then it's definitely violating all sorts of laws regarding attractive and repulsive forces between subatomic particles. Or, as suggested in the article, somehow warping space and time so that it displaces much less than its actual volume.
Speaking as a Physics undergrad, I can't see how this thing is violating the conservation of mass and energy, specifically. It breaks other rules, but not that one. Maybe mention Coulomb forces?
So what if.. we put Ursa Minor trough the small end of http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/SCP-786
What would happen?
a stable support platform capable of holding up to two metric tons in the event that SCP-549 begins to throw its weight around.
This reads kinda badly in my opinion. Better wording may be:
in the event that SCP-549 becomes aggressive.
Waaaaay too much expungement.
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!
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Agreed, and the Containment Procedures section is a massive block of text.
I also agree. Not only is there a ton of expungement in the containment procedures - which is supposed to be avoided - but the expungement in the description makes parts of it confusing, not to mention less interesting. Most irritating to me was the expungement right before the mention of "the cause of death for the others" when there's no other mention of any "others", nor any explanation of what exactly those "others" are.
Furthermore, the bit about not knowing who created SCP-549 when it was found with a collar specifically marked as being from Dr. Wondertainment is both contradictory and redundant.
It consumes as much food as a full-sized grizzly would
1) How much time does it spend eating per day? I mean, chewing through a full sized steak is gonna take it a while.
2) Is its poop just as dense as it is, or does its poop expand after leaving its body?