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The science is fiction, but the rules are real.

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:55 pm UTC

Forum-wide rules still apply here, of course, but some of the Science-forum-specific ones are a bit different.

This subforum exists as a place for people to have a bit more fun with more whimsical questions and discussion than may feel appropriate for the Science forum. In the near future, I'll be moving some existing threads over here, and you can look at those for a better idea of what might fit here. Basically, though, it's for silly questions and discussions with a scientific bent but with a higher dose of tongue-in-cheekiness than might be found elsewhere.

In addition, I see this being a bit like the Religious Wars subforum in the computer section: the (mostly) good-natured arguments that always seem to come up in science-related discussions will tend to be more welcome here than in Science. (What space warfare would look like, for example, or other sci-fi tropes you're more likely to read about in Atomic Rockets than in Nature; whether theoretical or experimental science is where it's at; which field of science is clearly superior to all the rest; etc.)

Regarding Actual Pseudoscience:
While that is the title of this section, this is not a place where nutjobs will have free reign to prove that homeopathy works because water remembers vibrations or whatever. Threads that derail into flame wars and such will be locked as quickly here as in Science. You are, however, welcome to muse about what the world would be like if $pseudoscience were true, what's your favorite nutty belief, and so on.
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This is a fairly organic thing, so if you have questions or suggestions about these rules, feel free to post them in this thread.
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Re: Pseudoscience Doesn't Rule! (But This Forum Still Has Ru

Postby Hammer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:54 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:This is a fairly organic thing, so if you have questions or suggestions about these rules, feel free to post them in this thread.

Note: This board is not for serious discussions of the occult, psychic phenomenon, etc. It is also not for pointing out examples of what you consider to be bad science in the world. It's more about fictional science than pseudoscience, and we will likely be renaming the board shortly to reflect that.
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Re: The science is fiction, but the rules are real.

Postby sje46 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:55 am UTC

So would this basically be like a more mature version of www.trollscience.com ?
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Re: The science is fiction, but the rules are real.

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:38 am UTC

It can include stuff along those lines, sure.
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Re: The science is fiction, but the rules are real.

Postby Technical Ben » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:44 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:So would this basically be like a more mature version of http://www.trollscience.com ?

http://trollscience.com/troll/view/66
Quite fitting...
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