Ok guys, we have a problem. We have Computational Natural Sciences which is in committment and Computational Sciences which has 90 followers and it's close to enter committment phase. The second one was created in response to this discussion, but the result is that now there's additional duplication.

I think it would not be a bad idea to apply some diamond power or perform some vote to close. What do you think ?

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    @Dori : The problem is that Computational Sciences was created in_response to that discussion. It ended up being too late, and now it's just an additional duplicate. Commented May 5, 2011 at 22:34
  • There is a Materials Modeling Proposal which performed extremely well in the definition phase, zero questions closed, and zero questions with a net score negative!!! There's been about 70 committers in the first ~1 month, and 44% of the committers are academic/research-level scientists. This doesn't cover all natural sciences, but it covers a lot of physics and chemistry. Commented Feb 10, 2020 at 0:45

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Well, those are not duplicates since Computational Science have a broader scope than CNS. And in fact it has different followers group and is developing much faster than CNS, what makes me believe it has a justification to exist.

  • if the scope is broader, then we should close CNS. In what CS and CNS differ, strictly speaking? math ? Commented May 8, 2011 at 21:46
  • @Stefano Kitchen of making computations (defined off-topic on CNS) + more and less esoteric computational disciplines. Anyway, the history suggests the team will not be eager to do anything before one of the proposals would reach 100% commitment.
    – mbq
    Commented May 9, 2011 at 7:43
  • Maybe we should let "Computational Sciences" take birth and grow before spawning more specialized areas.
    – Kris
    Commented Nov 23, 2011 at 10:24
  • @Kris This an answer from ancient times when CNS was in commitment and CS still in definition.
    – mbq
    Commented Nov 23, 2011 at 10:33

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