Googology as popularly understood, is a catch-all term for anything related to "large numbers" ... no matter how tangentially. Consequently this wiki has incorporated information from a variety of sources including mathematics, science, cosmology, computer science, number theory, among others. No matter how grand or mundane the topic, if it involves large numbers it will probably be considered of "googological interest". Googology itself is billed as "the study of large numbers". But does this really capture everything that googology is, or has come to represent?
One thing that I have noticed that seems to generally not be recognized in the discussion is googology as a cultural phenomenon, googology as a community, and googology as a tradit…Read more >
This is a list of members of the community identified as "googologists", as well as a census on all the individuals who have in some way contributed to the development of googology. Please read this blog post for instructions of how to get included on this list and how it is being conducted. You can make your "claim" here or at the other blog post, though here is preferred.
What follows is the Registry of "contributors to the spirit of googology" as of 2016:
2016 GOOGOLOGY CONTRIBUTIONS REGISTRY
To merit inclusion as a contributor in the registry you must meet the following 2 stipulations:(1) Have work that is googologically relevant, not necessarily googological in nature
(2) Work can be cited on the internet
To merit inclusion as a licenced "…
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A Call to Counting
It is generally accepted that our "community" has grown. But by how much? And in what way. In order to get a quantitative handle on the situation I suggest the taking of a census. I believe now is a good time for us as a community to take stock of what "googology" has become.
Initially there was only a handful of people who were responsible for the content that this wiki had become the depository for. The very first googolism's added to the wiki appear to be googol, followed a mere 12 minutes later by googolplex, the joint work of Mr. Kasner and his nephew Milton. Some of the earliest googolism's, added mere days after the inception of the wiki, was the work of one Jonathan Bowers, even though he has never identified himse…Read more >
See the actual ExE for examples.Read more >
Googology101 : Part II - Initiation
The Two Principles and The Golden Rule
Welcome back to Googology101. In the last part we covered the definition of googology and it's prime objective. In this part, we will cover the Seven Deadly Sins of Googology. Essentially these are the Seven rules that you have to abide by in order for a googological discussion not to dissolve into a mindless shouting match! As Sharkee put it, before we start discussing large numbers we have to set up a few ground rules first so things don't go "crazy". My ground rules differ considerably from Sharkee's. There is no need for the number to be "useful" in any way. If it's a number then good. This is more a concern about always keeping the game "going". We don't want any…Read more >