Today, we had this question:
A couple days ago, we had this question:
Both deal with the linguistics of certain terms that come up frequently in the context of science (or mathematics). However, they aren't directly related to mathematics or science. The former talks about the correct spelling of the name of a scientist (and this meta post seems to indicate that it would be off-topic), while the latter talks about a term and its usage.
It is important to set a precedent for this type of question, so we (the moderators) thought it would be a good idea to establish whether they should be considered on- or off-topic. For this, we would like some input from the community.
On the one side, one could argue that the former is better suited for Linguistics, while the latter seems to be a good fit for History. On the other hand, they are clearly not completely unrelated to the history of science and mathematics, so they could be considered on-topic here.
So, please let us know what you think: Are these questions on the linguistics of science and/or mathematics on-topic on [hsm.se]?