Subquestion

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What is subquestion? How should it be defined?

Questions can have subquestions. For instance, the question "Was Peter the Great an emperor of Russia?" is a subquestion of "Who were the emperors of Russia?", which is itself a subquestion of a broader question "Who were the rulers of Russia?". But what makes some question a subquestion of another question?

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.

History

Acceptance Record

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CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 August 2021This is when Patton and Al-Zayadi's Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology hat 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

All Theories

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Subquestion (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)A question Q is a subquestion of another question Q’, iff any direct answer to Q is also a partial answer to Q’.2021
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Accepted Theories

According to our records, no theory on this topic has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0006Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.Open

Current View

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