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