Some of the recent questions on Worldbuilding have been interesting, and not just content-wise. Lately, we've had quite a few questions that seem (at best) tangentially related to building a world, and more related to semi-speculative science questions that might not go over well on their related science sites.
Here are some examples:
- Could planets switch orbits like Janus? (which I answered, admittedly)
- Is it possible that any life on earth could evolve to live off a liquid which is not water?
- Is it possible that a gas giant of similar size to Jupiter could harbor life?
- How would a user interact with a direct neural interface?
These are just questions that (in my very-possibly-flawed opinion) aren't directly related to worldbuilding. The first might be better off on Astronomy; the second would be good for Biology; the third might also be good for Astronomy; the last would be good for - well, I'm not sure. Perhaps one of the computer-oriented sites.
I don't mean to be harsh. There have been plenty of questions which I think (again, this is my opinion) are perfectly suited for Worldbuilding:
- Would charging unicorns survive the impact with a line of infantry?
- Economic and geopolitical effects of building a space elevator?
- Is it plausible that humanity get extinct out of not making enough children? If not what would make it more plausible?
What are your opinions? Do you think these sort of questions are fine here, or perhaps not?