Recently acquired data disproves this theory, Serpentine(/Lizardite) is The Cluster's Gem. We appreciate the attempt.
|Serpentine(/Lizardite) is The Cluster's Gem|
|Title||Serpentine(/Lizardite) is The Cluster's Gem|
|Date of Publication||10/10/2015|
Here is another theory I wish I came up with first, this one is a little off the rails so just bear with me. (I had to edit some of it to be less speculative, so keep that in mind as well.)
The Lizard Stone
Serpentine(/Lizardite) IS the cluster. It could be Lizardite, a form of Serpentine. As speculated by Ronaldo, snakes have some big part in the government.
The names for the gemstones Serpentine and Lizardite come from the fact they are green, like a snake.
A category of Serpentine is Chrysotile, which is described as polymorphous.
More Parallels to the Show...
Also, let’s look at two different types of Serpentine:
Williamsite, and Deweylite.
William has the nickname Bill, and this gives us the name Bill Dewey.
Also Deweylite contains small amount of Stevensite, but I don't know what to do with this information.
The Science Behind Serpentinite
Serpentinite is a rock formed from Serpentine minerals by serpentinization. This occurs at low temperature within the Earth's mantle, which corresponds with the location of the Cluster on the map we were shown in "When it Rains." Serpentinite is composed of a variety of different minerals, including Olivine, which is the family Peridot belongs to. It's also interesting to note that serpentinization is a possible non-biological explanation for the methane on Mars.
Further Proof from New EpisodesIn the episode "It Could Have Been Great", it has been confirmed that The Cluster is located in the mantle, giving further proof to this theory. The Cluster has not yet appeared in an episode, so its actual composition is not yet confirmed.
If anything, this proves that the writers really did their homework when naming the characters and putting the show together. This whole thing looks like a crackpot conspiracy theory, but like Ronaldo says, "Don't get so hung up on these minor facts! Truth is about more than that! Truth is a feeling in your gut that you know is true! Truth is searching for anything that proves you're right no matter how small, and holding on to that, no matter what." Maybe sometimes, we should listen to him a bit more when he blurts out something inane or odd.
This theory was disproved in the episode "Gem Drill" where we see that the Cluster is not Serpentine.