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Article Jumping to Conclusions? Edit

The following lines in the article are suspect to me: "Antigravitons are elementary particles that carry a charge opposite in spin to that of gravitons. They are generated by standard tractor beams." Antigravitons are mentioned in the series, but not their charge or spin - at least as far as I recall. The current (21st century) theory is that a graviton is not a particle of matter such that it is composed of particles that have a charge or spin. I am also not aware of any statement supporting the assertion that they are generated by standard tractor beams.

I propose the article be amended to read:

Antigravitons are a variant of a graviton particle. They are capable of being observed by 24th century Federation science, but have not been shown being created by the Federation. (DS9: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels"; TNG: "Attached")

  • Items referring to 'anti' usually have opposite qualities of those of their 'normal' counterpart. Additionally, Trek science isn't always perfect ;) - Adm. Enzo Aquarius 20:17, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

An antigraviton could, indeed, have an opposite effect. Say, pushing rather than pulling. The point is, neither the show nor the science supports the proposition that a graviton would have "spin" or "charge" as in the current article. I therefore suggest a revision to describe what is in the show without embellishment. Aholland 03:35, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I have made the changes I suggested, in addition to adding another reference. Aholland 06:05, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

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