What is core question? How should it be defined?
A scientific discipline normally deals with a great number of questions. However, not all of the question of a discipline are made equal, with some being more central than others. As the concept of core question intends to capture these central questions of a discipline, it is helpful to have a proper definition of the term.
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Paul Patton and Cyrus Al-Zayadi in 2021. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 August 2021||This is when Patton and Al-Zayadi's Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology that offered a definition of the term was published. This is a good indication that the question of how the term is to be defined is considered legitimate by the community.||Yes|
|Core Question (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||A core question of a discipline is a question identified in the discipline’s delineating theory as definitive of the discipline.||2021|
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|Sciento-2021-0006||Scientonomy||1 August 2021||Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.||Open|
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