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If engineering is approved could we ask all of our Material Science questions there?

This is more of a gray area than Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil engineering. Material Science is frequently cast in the college of engineering at different universities. It consists, however, of a ...
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Legal issues in certain countries [on hold]

Proposal: Soylent Will this site come up against legal problems since the DIY preparation of Soylent Green is illegal in a large number of nations?
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Shouldn´t be the definition of Ecology focus more on science, rather than social movement?

Proposal: Ecology For "nonpolluting life" there is an existing section http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33364/sustainable-living. In a proper sense, ecology is the scientific study of ...
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What is Mechatronics Engineering?

Proposal: Mechatronics Engineering
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Astrophotography is already on-topic at Photo.SE

Proposal: Astrophotography is already covered on Photo.SE. Why split it away?
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Please add questions to this proposal

Proposal: Science and Religions Hi, I am from Hindu religion. I have many thoughts which disturb my mind when I read mythological stories related to Hinduism. I think somehow they are attached to ...
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Astrophotography - new StackExchange

There are several forums around that are devoted to astrophotography. It would seem a natural for a a stack exchange on this subject.
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Have you used all 5 of your votes?

Proposal: Open Science At present there are 76 followers which means a total of 76 * 5 = 380 votes available, but less than 200 votes have been used (unless an awful lot of up and down votes ...
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Applied Physics is a subset of Physics.SE or a duplicate of Engineering

Proposal: Applied Physics should be fully subsumable under Physics.SE (already a tag thereon) or encompassed by Engineering. Why split it out?
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When did Area 51 go full-on X-Files?

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/72406/possession-study-of http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/72176/exopolitics http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/72074/ancient-alien-theory ...
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I'm pretty sure that computational geometry is already well-covered at CS/CSTheory/Math/MO

Proposal: Computational Geometry Computational geometry is very much on topic at Computer Science - they have 145 questions in their computational-geometry tag. Likewise, research-level problems in ...
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Is there any site for questions about wildlife?

I was looking for a site where I could ask questions about wildlife, such as species identification. As far as I can see, such site is not yet available. If I were to propose a new site for this, ...
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Need serious clarification on what 'Logics' mean

Proposal: Logics I am simply not getting the point of this proposal(No offense!). What do you mean by 'Logics' ? Does 'Logic' have a plural form? Also what kind of questions are expected? It seems ...
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How can we attract some expert users here?

Proposal: Economics I personally don't read/post on economics blogs at the moment, (it's one of those things I intend to do). I think the scope of this blog is perfect for SE, and stands to be a ...
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How do we make this stand alone?

Proposal: Ancient Alien Theory There will be a lot of overlap between this proposal and Extraterrestrial Life and Mythology. How can this be made strong enough to stand alone?
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Questions against the Ancient Alien Theory

Proposal: Ancient Alien Theory Will the site contain questions which cite evidence against the Ancient Alien Theory?
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Should questions about why a certain plant grows a certain way be considered on-topic on Botany?

Proposal: Botany Should questions like "Why do peonies stop growing when the terminal growth is removed, rather than putting out shoots?" be considered on-topic here? It seems slightly like a GL ...
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potential duplicate of Nutrition?

Proposal: Soylent Would everything on topic here be on topic on the Nutrition proposal? http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/70876/nutrition/71926#71926
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Change the name to Nutrition and Dieting

Proposal: Nutrition This proposal failed due to a lack of participation and potential users. My main interest in this proposal is asking questions about: whether what I am eating is sufficient to ...
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Is “STEM History” a better name for this site?

STEM Fields — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEM_fields STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. That's interesting — A ...
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Suggest a URL for this site

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics When a proposal makes it about half way through the Commitment phase, the Community Team will start to evaluate the proposal to see if it is ready to move ...
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What kind of questions would you ask on this site? [closed]

Proposal: **Biophysics ** What kind of questions would you ask in this site? Leave your answers below and I can post it as a good question for the development of this site.
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How many experts do we have here?

Proposal: Economics Economics is a domain that will require expert knowledge. Do we have any professional or academic economists here?
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What about areas such as “econophysics”?

Proposal: Economics On the one hand, I would think that econophysics is off-topic. It is undertaken mostly by physicists, who publish their results in physics journals and it seems like Physics SE ...
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Pareto optimality of the distribution of upvotes

Proposal: Economics We are economists, let's reallocate upvotes (the distribution of votes per question is not Pareto Optimal). We can achieve a better outcome at zero costs!!! In questions with a ...
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Will social sciences be included in “History of Science”?

Will the "History of Science and Mathematics" include the history of "soft" sciences such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, and economics? Example questions: "I have heard it reputed that Carl ...
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Will history of engineering be on topic?

Example questions: "Cathedral architects in the European Middle Ages used straight-edge and compass geometric construction in their work; to what extent was their intellectual tradition distinct from ...
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Most followers have created zero questions

Proposal: Open Science At the time of writing we have 60 followers but only 31 questions. Over half of followers have not suggested any example questions. Since we have enough followers to move to ...
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Neuroscience is on-topic on Cognitive Sciences and Biology

Proposal: Neuroscience Neuroscience is already on-topic on both Cognitive Sciences and Biology.
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Introducing the agriculture proposal

I've been working with a group that want to set up a knowledge sharing site for third world farmers. They're well respected in their field and sincerely believe that online knowledge sharing could ...
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A page dedicated to finding a theory of everything

We need a page dedicated to finding a theory of everything. For what could be more important? and stack exchange would be an excellent host.
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Popular Science needs more good quetions

Proposal: Popular Science The Popular Science Proposal needs only one additional follower (which is great!) but still 30 more good (upvoted to +10 at least) questions to reach the next phase ...
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Will history of medicine be on topic?

Example questions: "Who, if anyone, prior to Blalock and Thomas attempted open heart surgery?" "Between Galen and the Renaissance (say 1450AD), what evidence do we have for how Galenic humorism was ...
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A proposal scope?

I go straight. I think that there should be another website (xxxxx.stackexchange.com) where you can tell some symptoms for your disease and people with more information with biology may answer you. ...
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What are our standards for references?

If I answer a question making various historical claims, how strict should we as a community be about what kinds of references I use to back up my claims?
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What should the scope of the Applied Mechanics proposal be?

Proposal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics If you look around in the Stack Exchange eco-system, there are a large number of proposals on related field. For example, see Should we try to unify the ...
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Creating research paper study groups

Proposal: Open Science I would like to know whether creating study groups for individual research papers will come under the scope of Open Science site? Actually my question is similar to ...
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Do we really need another Q&A forum on mechanics?

Proposal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics The mechanics community is fragmented with question on various topics appearing on open forums such as iMechanica, various commercial software forums (most ...
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Let's create superset of riddles, logical inference, and theoretical experiments

Proposal: Riddles Wouldn't be better to create superset: Logics: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67126/logics
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How to promote Health StackExchange proposal?

I think it would be a good idea to promote this proposal to existing groups who may already be interested in the topic. Of particular importance is finding people who will have good health knowledge ...
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Newcomers: Please upvote example questions

Proposal: Economics Message to any new readers. To make this proposal go to the next stage, we need more example questions with 10 or more upvotes. So please go through and use your five upvotes ...
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Is Botany already covered in other sites / does it need it's own site?

Proposal: Botany To me it seems like Botany would be covered in Gardening & Landscaping. Anything not covered should be covered in Biology shouldn't it? So what part of Botany isn't covered, and ...
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Graduating Quantiative Finance [closed]

Quantiative Finance has been in beta for about three years now. Despite not all stats being excellt I would like to argue in favour of graduating the site. First some comments on the stats: Low ...
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Are broadshot questions appropriate?

Proposal: Economics This question applies to all SE proposals, not just economics. I think this question is a good one, but lends itself to quite a broad kind of answer - ie one that lists an ...
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Maybe CS educators should be under a different proposal group?

Proposal: Computer Science Education I created this in response to the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange which is doing rather well and in public beta, so I created it under the same heading. ...
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What to do with proposals with many followers but no new questions?

Proposal: Mathematical modeling I created this proposal several months ago. While many people have joined, few have written new questions; in fact, no questions have been written in many months. I ...
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“You keep using that word…I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Metaphysics is a major branch of the academic pursuit of philosophy. It may have been subsequently appropriated by the paranormal studies crowd, but the philosophers got there first. Aristotle ...
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How recent can “History” be?

With relevance to the history of science and mathematics, "history" seems like it can be much more recent than for general history classes. For example, the first isolation of graphene by the scotch ...
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Microscopy is not biology

Microscopy is used by scientists from many disciplines: physics, ecology, engineering all use makes use of microscopy. Microscopy is it's own subject. This this is not a duplicate topic.
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Will the history of computing/computer science be considered on topic for History of Math & Science?

I don't see any example questions among the 87 thus far about computing/computer science. Is the history of these considered to be on-topic here? Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics