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Soup (or broth[1]) is a random initial pattern, often assumed to cover the whole Life universe.

Sparse Life

Sparse Life (also called, somewhat confusingly, early universe by John Conway) is the study of the evolution of a soup of vanishingly small density in an infinite universe, and as such a part of cosmology. Such a universe is dominated at an early stage by blocks and blinkers (collectively known as "blonks") in a ratio of about 2:1, with rare structures created by R-pentminoes and pi-heptominoes. Much later it will be dominated by simple infinite growth patterns. The long-term fate of a sparse Life universe is not certain.

See also


  1. Ethan Wilson (December 28, 2007). "Optimal Broth". Retrieved on June 16, 2009.

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