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Already highly upvoted crappy questions

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+15 http://www.physicsoverflow.org/12843/hilbert-godel-equations-century-lesson-century-physicists

+10 http://www.physicsoverflow.org/13116/principle-saying-meaningless-questions-that-measured-tested ( and my answer there, also ridiculously upvoted)

These are pretty low-level bullshit questions, I think they are from physics.stackexchange, not theoretical physics. Can we can zero out their upvotes until they get real upvotes here?

Similar considerations for other low-level questions, I think we want to encourage real physics, not the usual philosophical blather.

The "What is logical positivism" business might be suitable for meta, so we can point people to it if there is no content to something.

asked Apr 5, 2014 in Discussion by Ron Maimon (7,535 points) [ no revision ]

I imported these questions mainly because of their answers. 

I agree with the idea of zeroing out such posts' rep. Currently, only polarkernel can do this in the database, but it may be possible to have a plugin for admins to do it?    

I like these two questions.

Some people may ask non-Scientific questions whose potential answer cannot be tested. When people ask such meaningless questions, you can refer them to http://www.physicsoverflow.org/13116/principle-saying-meaningless-questions-that-measured-tested

In the other thread, people discussed how one approachs a theory of every thing (or it is impossible to do so). This may guide research.

@Xiao-Gang Wen: I agree with the sentiment you express, but I hope these questions will not come with so many upvotes! A difficult question involving original thinking should have a higher score than some philosophical thing pretty much everybody knows. If too much reputation is earned by answering simple questions like this, it discourages real science questions to a certain extent, but perhaps this worry is overblown--- I like todays crop of questions.

@Ron Maimon : I agree with you that those are easy questions and not really scientific. We do need to encourage research-level questions.

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