Science Questions, Anybody? (#1)


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I want to try out something new. Up until now, for every post on this blog, I have chosen a topic and written about it in the hopes that you’re curious about it.

This time, I want to know what you are curious about.

You’re welcome to ask any question about science. No matter what it is, I will do my best to answer it. If I don’t immediately know the answer, I’ll research it. And remember—there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.

Just leave your question in the comments below. If you’re not a WordPress user, you’ll need to enter your name and email address, but I’m the only person who will ever see your email.

I will answer every question that’s asked. Depending on how many there are, I’ll either answer them all in a post coming up soon, or I’ll answer one in each of a series of posts to be published over the next few days.

If you think you know the answer to your question but aren’t quite sure, you’re still welcome to ask it—and even let me know what you think the answer is! I’ll make sure to point out what you’re right about when I answer your question.

I’ll also reproduce the question and credit you (the name you use in the comment form) for asking it. Then I’ll answer your question in detail. If anything’s still not clear afterwards, you are welcome to comment again or email me.

All answers will be archived on my “Myth & Science” page, underneath the “Science Answers” drop-down menu.

I’ll keep comments open for a few weeks. But if you miss out on this first “Science Questions, Anybody?”, don’t worry about it. I’ll do this again sometime soon.

Questions, anyone?

Update 5/11/18: You can now submit questions through the form on my “Got Questions?” page up in the menu. The guidelines are the same: anything you’re curious about, I’ll answer. There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. I look forward to hearing from you!

12 thoughts on “Science Questions, Anybody? (#1)

  1. Great idea, Emma!
    How about a post explaining the division between the physical sciences and the biological sciences — touching, e.g., on why we think of rocks in a different category than we do plants and animals?

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    • Thank you so much for your comment! I’ll be sure to write something up on that, and I’ll let you know when your post has been published (just in case you don’t see it).

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      • Don’t stress about it too much 😊 I’ve organized everything so it’s hopefully easy to find everything, so there’s no need to read everything the instant it comes out.

        Since your questions were the first in,
        I’ll schedule your posts for Wednesday and Friday. Do you have any preference for which question I answer first? (I’ve already started research into magnetism.)

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      • Gotcha, will do. You’ll see that post Wednesday then, and gravity Friday. I’m glad you asked about gravity because I had hoped to get around to Einstein’s theories someday, but I wasn’t sure when it would happen. I’ve already discussed relativity a little but I don’t think I’ve offered an in-depth explanation for gravity.

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      • We may not yet understand gravity in its entirety, but we understand more than I know and more than is currently on this blog, so I will be more than happy to research it and write that post on it. It’ll be a valuable addition to SaYD.

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