Block on dock
|Block on dock
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|Strict still life
|Number of cells
|6 × 6
|Year of discovery
- See also: List of common still lifes
It is the 37th most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than block on table but more common than scorpion. It is the 5th most common still life with 14 cells, being less common than cis-mirrored bun but more common than fourteener.
There are two common ways for block on dock to form. One is for an active reaction to hit a loaf, causing it to expand but being inducted on one side, which eventually becomes the block. Two example reactions are shown below. On the right of the example is the other common way for it to form; it is a 9-cell predecessor, although sometimes the active reaction joins the sequence one or two generations later.
|Three common ways for block on dock to form
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All strict still lifes with a population of 21 or fewer cells, all oscillators with 16 or fewer cells, and all spaceships with 31 or fewer cells are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.
- Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on March 30, 2010.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on May 5, 2023.
- Block and dock at the Life Lexicon
- Block on dock at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
- The 619 fourteen-bit still-lifes at Mark D. Niemiec's Life Page (download pattern file: 14/14-89.rle)