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Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
@Dilaton The first question itself is way too broad, since it first requires you to make some delineation on what one means by life. Nor is it an astrobiology question, it is a general biology question. And the rest are not so related, they could be asked separately. Again, my point about the community members was that not all may have noticed the broadness, they just noticed that it was closed for the offtopicness.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Besides, IIRC xenobiology was not allowed on the old Astronomy.SE. This is one of those questions where the astronomy/physics of the post has been tackled and what is left is the biology. But the topicality is debatable.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Also, there is a good reason to closing old posts, not for the heck and fun of it. People tend to see posts on this site and ask questions similar to them. Having broad posts / off topic posts / open basic homework posts left open lead to more of the kind being asked.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Some people reopened it because they felt that it was not off topic (which was what it was closed as). And they may be correct on that. However, look at the question again, it is four questions. Topicality aside, it's objectively broad, @Dilaton. You can vote to reopen again if you feel that it isn't broad. Feel free to bring it up on meta instead. Moderators are entrusted with the binding vote and are allowed to apply it on posts where they are reasonably certain that the post is closeable. In this case, I agree that the post is probably on topic, which is why it was opened, but broad.
Feb
21
comment Why isn't $F = \frac{\partial \mathcal{L}}{\partial q}$?
The quantity you call force above is actually known as "generalized force" in the context of lagrangian mechanics
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
@SachinShekhar ... so do it manually. You can still create a room.
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
@SachinShekhar you can do it manually, or the link will appear when you try to add another comment.
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
Please continue this discussion in an new Physics Chat room. Long comment discussions on the main site will be removed.
Feb
8
comment Is this derivation of Black Hole entropy viable?
Please continue any further discussion in a new Physics Chat room. In general, try to avoid long comment discussions as these may get cleaned up later; instead creating a chat room and linking to it in the comments. Thanks :)
Feb
4
comment Resolution of the EPR paradox using relativity of simultaneity
If you wish to continue this conversation, please do so by creating a room in Physics Chat. Thank you.
Feb
3
comment Are the recently observed Dirac monopoles separable?
@KevinKostlan thought so. Care to expand that into an answer?
Jan
28
comment Why does Stephen Hawking say black holes don't exist?
<comments removed> Please hold all further discussion in Physics Chat.
Jan
27
comment Electric field lines density
@anupam yours is too broad, this is more specific and addresses one of the issues in your question. Marked as duplicate.
Jan
27
comment Dimensional aspects of the imaginary unit $i$ in physics
I personally think the two questions are a bit different, but I'll let the community decide here.
Jan
27
comment Why touching tooth filling with aluminum foil feels so weird?
@JohnRennie Ah, sorry, too many tabs open. Thought I had reverted this :p
Jan
24
comment How do I explain to a 6 year old why people on the other side of the Earth don't fall off?
<comments removed> Please do not hold long discussions in the comment, create a room in Physics Chat if you wish to discuss
Jan
24
comment Mass in terms of special relativity
Try to ask a separate question instead of rewriting this one.
Jan
16
comment What are the AdS/CFT papers which study the stringy effects in the bulk?
If it is specific, then this is a reference request. But it's not as specific as most reference requests as it is not addressing a particular study, more of a class of studies. As a resource recommendation it seems too narrow. Not sure, bring this up on meta if you wish, @Dilaton. There is a fuzzy region between ref-req and resource-req that is not clear policywise.
Jan
15
comment What keeps mass from turning into energy?
@dmckee good point, added
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to split baryons and extract useable energy out of it?
@ChrisWhite Nah, was just on mobile when I wrote the answer. Fixed.