Periodic TableEdit

This post is almost tongue and cheek... so please don't take it too seriously, but it genuinely is something to think about in regards to MA's canon policy.

Aluminum (also spelled Aluminium) is a chemical element, number 13 on the periodic table.

Considering that the Star Trek periodic table is a big, never intended to be seen, in joke by the production staff... can we really say where Aluminum fits inside it? I mean... before "groucho", or after "stoogium"? -- Hossrex 07:53, 27 November 2007 (UTC)I just copy/pasted the text, and put the little border thingers around it by hand

One thing to keep in mind is that the "joke table" was called the Table of Elements, not the periodic table. Kind of like the difference between ion drive (a technology used in Star Trek at least as early as 2032, and in the real world in the 20th century) and ion propulsion, a technology out of the reach of 23rd century Federation science and considered highly impressive to Scotty. --OuroborosCobra talk 08:06, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... *I* see what was wrong with this page. The link I provided above in the discussion page isn't the same link the aluminum page provided. This is because the link I gave was just a piece of copy/pasted text, while the link in the main page was one of those things where it has a different name listed, then it does the place where the link takes you. If that makes sense. When I posted the initial comment, the link to the "periodic table" actually took you to the "table of elements". I've fixed the link now, and it takes you to the "real" periodic table". Check the previous edit in the history to see what I mean. -- Hossrex 09:12, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Good catch and nice fix Hossrex :) --OuroborosCobra talk 09:25, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Couldn't have done it without you pointing out the difference between the table of elements, and the periodic table.  ;) Hossrex 09:53, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

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