I want the question Thoughts on neural networks "discovering" physical concepts to be reopened.

I realize that there was a "what is your opinion..." line in it earlier. I have removed it. Please have a look at it in its current form and I hope you will agree that it admits concrete answers even though it is a soft question.

Again, I am requesting it to be reopened so that it can be answered by members here who are well-versed in the scientific method underlying physics.

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    $\begingroup$ This question's reopen review is still underway. It is not necessary to request reopening or closing specific questions on meta, that's what the review queues are for. $\endgroup$
    – ACuriousMind Mod
    Jul 11, 2020 at 13:03
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    $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because it is not asking about how the Physics Stack Exchange site works. $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2020 at 14:05
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    $\begingroup$ @BioPhysicist I don't see how this is off-topic at all. It's essentially the same as asking why their question was closed, and meta is the appropriate place to ask such questions. $\endgroup$
    – Chris Mod
    Jul 11, 2020 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ @BioPhysicist: I don't understand where else I can ask such questions. The site name is literally "meta". Do you have alternative suggestions to get feedback or just a very narrow view on how to use the site? $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2020 at 22:02
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    $\begingroup$ If you were asking about closure reasons then I think it would be fine. But all you are doing here is requesting that your question be reopened. You are not asking a question about the site here. $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2020 at 23:01
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    $\begingroup$ Undelete the question, it is unanswerable now. $\endgroup$
    – peterh
    Jul 18, 2020 at 20:42

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Even though you have eliminated an explicit reference to opinion, this does not change the fact that IMO the question is still opinion-based. I can answer yes/no/I think so/I don’t think so without reference to any physical law or principle, and my answer would be just as good as anybody else’s.

  • $\begingroup$ appreciate the feedback. could you help me with any other references/sites/forums where i can clarify this kind of a question? $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2020 at 15:06

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