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Are questions on abiogenesis acceptable at this site?

As I often point out to many people who have a tenuous grasp of biology, evolution deals with everything that happened after abiogenesis. And also that abiogenesis is a rather young field that we are ...
Larian LeQuella's user avatar
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Should questions about the history of biology be considered on topic?

Should we allow questions that are directly related to the history of our understanding of biology, rather than the biology itself? Where do we draw the line on historical questions? I don't have an ...
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Where do we draw the line for questions about medicine?

There is a large overlap between medicine and biology, a lot of medical questions are in the end questions about human biology. Where do we want to draw the line on medical questions, when are they ...
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Philosophy of science questions

As per title, I would like to hear your opinion on question that could be classified as part of the philosophy of science. I know that there is a Philosophy SE site, but I think it is important to ...
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Should bioinformatics related questions be considered off-topic?

I know there is biostar, which is specific to bioinformatics questions. However, I feel that there are quite a few parts of bioinformatics that have a lot of biological relevance. Perhaps we should ...
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Are palaeontology/palaeobiology questions allowed?

I figured I'd want to ask fossil-related stuff, but I'm not sure if this would be within the purview of this SE site. Can I ask questions about, say, dinosaurs or pre-Holocene mammals?
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Are protocol recommendations on-topic?

We just had the first question asking about which protocol would be best for purifying DNA. We're likely to get more questions of that kind. Should we consider questions asking about which protocol ...
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