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Questions tagged [science]

The Science category includes proposals in subjects like the applied, natural, cognitive, formal, and social sciences.

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Theoretical Physics: a sub-section for research (and research-level review) papers? [closed]

Proposal: Theoretical Physics I Propose: a dedicated sub-section for questions on research and review papers in the field, limited to theoretical and mathematical physics and related pure-mathematics ...
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Biology: Please un-commit & commit to update score [closed]

Proposal: Biology I recently found out that commitment scores decay over time. It would be nice to see how many people are still interested in the biology proposal—it's over a year old! So please ...
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Encouraging use of real names [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics I'd like to point out that in similar sites (e.g., MathOverflow), users are encouraged to use their real names, and I'd like to propose that for here as well. Since reasons for ...
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What should the Theoretical Physics sub-domain be?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Theoretical Physics is at 96% commitment now! That means that launch is probably imminent. You need a URL sub-domain though. And, well, you can't take physics....
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Definition/scope of what linguistics is (and/or is not)?

Proposal: Linguistics This is heeding MatthewMartin's call for a discussion on the scope of 'linguistics'. Advance apologies for prolonging the discussion.. I do agree the phrase 'applied ...
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Has this been promoted on Linguist List or other linguistics notice areas outside SE?

I understand a great deal of the commitment process is about getting dedicated users, and reaching out to external communities is less reliable in fulfilling that goal. But as I understand the scores,...
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What are the criteria for deciding whether a language is “natural”? [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics Short version. Just for the purposes of this proposal, what criteria does a language have to satisfy to be considered a natural (i.e. on-topic) language? Long version. I ...
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Mathematical Biology: Biology, Math, or neither?

Proposal: Biology Musing about the biology proposal, and what I do most days, which could probably be best described as 'mathematical biology'. Lots of simulation work, epidemic models using ...
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Would a reputation/voting system oriented on peer-rewiew of scientific journals better fit science proposals than the current democratic system?

I think I don't have to explain why and how peer review works in scientific journals. While I think one user - one vote fits proposals where no long and higher education is needed pretty well, I see ...
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Is this site about pure Economics?

Proposal: Economics Is this site about pure economics such as theory? How about other fields related to economics such as stock, money flow, investment trend(what kind of investment should we choose ...
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Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...
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Computer animated cartoons - overlap with AVP.SE? [closed]

Proposal: computer animated cartoons Possible duplicate/overlap with AVP.SE?
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Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions?

Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions or general questions? Will it follow the likes of cstheory in attracting active researchers and discouraging non-graduate level questions?...
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Should discussions of astrobiology be under astronomy or biology?

Proposal: Biology I am an astronomer, and keen to learn from the biology experts to inform my astrobiology. Should discussions of astrobiology be under astronomy or biology?
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New proposal: Experimental Physics [closed]

I've created a new proposal, Experimental or Applied Physics, for the huge range of practical questions that experimentalists are often tackling (vacuum, electronics, optics, fabrication, etc.), and ...
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Astronomy: How long before beta?

The Astronomy proposal reached 100% on May 25 if not earlier. When will the private beta be launched?
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Drumming up support for Cognitive Science

When I saw the advertisement for the Cognitive Science site proposal in the sidebar at Stack Overflow, I thought it was great idea. I've committed to it, and I've tweeted the information about it a ...
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Why is there no climate change site proposal?

The Green Energy site is the only one that comes close (and not that close!) Is there a secret treasure trove of questions regarding such a site that I have missed? This site would be for ...
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What happened to the Medical Imaging / Neuroimaging proposal?

I was the original proposer for this site, and I don't mind if it's been merged, but I can't find any trace of it and there is no trace of it in my account. Anyone?
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Computational Sciences and Computational Natural Sciences.

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 ...
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Where does computational geometry sit?

I'm wondering on which site / proposal computational geomtry should sit? I'm not sure it has the critical mass to have a site all to it's self but I can see the need for a defined site where ...
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Scope of Cryptography proposal overlaps with other existing sites

Proposal: Cryptography, CS Theory, IT Security I am failing to understand the scope of this proposal. The comments like these: Since this site was not merged with the security.stackexchange.com ...
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Will Microbiology also be a part of the discussions in the Biology section?

Proposal: Biology I didn't quite understand what the decision about Microbiology was - will it be included in the proposal? Related discussion
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Would biochemistry questions go here or in Chemistry?

Proposal: Biology vs. Proposal: Chemistry The definition blurb says this site is for biochemists, but as there isn't a very clearly defined line (at least as far as I know) on the continuum from ...
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Spaceflight: On or off topic

Proposal: Astronomy Make the case, should we allow spaceflight into this site? Include manned and unmanned into the discussion.
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Motivation for the proposal Distributed Systems

I believe that we should have a venue that is specifically dedicated to the distributed aspects of very hot topics such as: Intelligent vehicles Energy grids Distributed and swarm robotics Network ...
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Philosophy isn't just logic … [closed]

Proposal: Philosophy Just as a thought, philosophy includes other areas than logic, such as aesthetics (appreciation of 'beauty', notably music), and epistemology (basis for 'knowledge', notably ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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Best way to promote the site/proposal within the physics community?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Does anyone have any thoughts on how best to promote the site within the physics community? By this I mean the community of research active physicists. I've tweeted and ...
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Errata could also be for “non-technical” textbooks

Proposal: Errata Say, I have had ideas of posting and collecting errata in textbooks teaching foreign languages, or science textbooks (maths). These topics are not "technical", but also quite non-...
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Theoretical Physics: Merge with Physics?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Is Theoretical Physics different enough that it deserves its own site separate from the Physics group? I would suggest just merging them.
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Merging Biochemistry/microbiology into Biology [closed]

The Biochemistry / microbiology proposal should be merged into the Biology proposal, or Biochemistry / microbiology should be closed as a duplicate. Microbiology is a subset of biology, and ...
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Should Skeptic Exchange be cross-listed under Science?

Proposal: Skeptic Exchange I'm not sure how the new tags for proposals work but surly Skeptic Exchange should be listed under science & culture. It will have plenty of science answers. Is it ...
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Supporting your favorite proposal

Proposal: Theoretical Physics (but not restricted to it) Remember, if you want support a proposal during commitment phase, aside from advertising it to gain more followers, you can also help ...