Gamedziner wrote:Honestly, all 1-by-x soups are symmetric, so that gives them a certain advantage in discovering new stuff. Should symmetric soups be counted as natural from here on out? Or should the 1-by-x type soups not count as natural? Just throwing these ideas out for consideration.

"Natural", to me, means "arising from random starting conditions", of which asymmetric (square, or reasonably close-to-square) soups are only a rough approximation -- going back to that underlying definition I'd say anything that is by definition symmetric, whether it's 1-by-x or one of the regular "higher" soup symmetries, is not natural.

That said, this thread isn't just for natural objects, is it? But it would be nice if those announcing new discoveries provided all pertinent information (including, at the very least, an indication of the (pseudo-)symmetry in question and a link to the object's Catagolue page).