If you have a line 1 cell thick that stretches on for infinity in both directions(it's a repeating infinite pattern similar to wick and agars so i guess it's valid) I don't know with absolute certainty, but I think it might be a "replicator" (in "Life")

I don't know how to import infinite patterns (and even then, I need to reinstall Golly anyway)

## Life Replicator?

### Re: Life Replicator?

Nice try, but we're after a

*finite*self-replicating pattern. Otherwise, you could solve the omniperiodicity problem, as well, with infinite glider streams of periods 19, 23, 29, ...What do you do with ill crystallographers? Take them to the

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### Re: Life Replicator?

doesn't say that here: http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.ph ... Replicatorcalcyman wrote:Nice try, but we're after afiniteself-replicating pattern. Otherwise, you could solve the omniperiodicity problem, as well, with infinite glider streams of periods 19, 23, 29, ...

and what's this got to do with an "omniperiodicity problem" (I know what "omniperiodicity" is)

Obvisiously I know too little about this, maybe I shouldn't even be on the forum I don't even know how to build a pattern, so what's the point of me being here?

### Re: Life Replicator?

What you described would in fact be a life replicator. I think Calcyman assumed that you were proposing a potential solution to one of the unsolved problems in life: finding a finite replicator. So you did find a replicator, but you did not solve the unsolved problem of finding a finite replicator

Don't feel so bad, everyone has to start somewhere.Obvisiously I know too little about this, maybe I shouldn't even be on the forum I don't even know how to build a pattern, so what's the point of me being here?