As discussed in this meta answer, Scientific speculation is off-topic for this site. If whole answer engages scientific speculation, we can remove the answer under scientific speculation. But some answers makes this decision complicated.
Some answers engage in partial scientific speculation. Let me explain with an example :
Q) Who are Rahu and Ketu? How are eclipses formed and what are their roles?
This question has two sub questions:
1) Who are Rahu and Ketu?
2) How are eclipses formed and what are their roles?
Let us consider below answer.
- Rahu and Ketu are demons born when Lord Vishnu beheads Danava Rahu during churning of ocean as mentioned in Mahabharata.
- Solar eclipse is formed when the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface, and lunar eclipse is formed when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow and this happens only when sun or the moon passes through one of the Lunar nodes.
Above answer answers partially wrt to Hinduism and other half answers through Science. Both points are factually correct. But this answer also has point(s) from non-Hinduism perspective.
Deciding these answers are bit problematic. We came up with two possible solutions.
- Remove those points of answer which are not from Hindu perspective. If user is reluctant to edit it, delete the whole answer.
- Add "post notice" (banner) to answer saying Scientific speculation and Science are off-topic for this site and also saying the same through comments. (No deletion of answer).
I want opinions of users here and any other solutions which you feel better.
Science and Scientific speculation are two different terms. If a user says his own Scientific theory, it comes under Scientific speculation. For example, concept of equating Shiva and Shakti with matter and Anti matter comes under Scientific speculation as this concept can't be found in Hindu scriptures or it is not proved Scientifically. But answers with both Scientific speculation and answers with solid scientific paradigms are considered as off-topic.
Scientific facts mentioned in Hindu Scriptures are allowed, given they provide proper references.
Please don't say 2nd sub question can be edited to make it proper. I want to know your views on these partial answers.