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Can we ask questions like is water liquid, etc? Sometimes some questions may seem to be too obvious.

However, unless I can point a link to a sceptic side, most would think find holes.

Why is this question closed and yet similar questions are okay?

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    I think "Don't waste our time" pretty much sums it up. – Sklivvz Nov 15 '11 at 10:17
  • I suggest you just observe for a while (perhaps a few weeks?) to get a feel for the types of questions and answers that are common around here before posting further questions or answers -- your most recent question (skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/6965/…) featured a link to sexual images of naked people instead of questioning a notable claim, which really doesn't suit this web site. – Randolf Richardson Nov 15 '11 at 10:47
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I fear I am wasting my time answering this, but here goes.

I do not understand your point: Why would you ask "Is water liquid?"

Either you meant to come up with a question that was obviously true? Like the traditional "Is the Pope Catholic?" or the one about the bear and the woods. Or you meant to come up with a trick question.

If you meant to come up with an obviously true question like "Is the Pope Catholic?" question, then NO you shouldn't be asking that question. If no-one has any reason to doubt it, why would we be wasting out time on it? For that matter, why would you waste your time asking it? Find an issue where someone is making a statement that you suspect could be wrong.

If you meant to be coming up with some trick question where the answer is "No" - because water is NOT always liquid; it is sometimes a gas or a solid (a.k.a. steam or ice) - then the answer is still NO you shouldn't be asking that question. Because there is no-one who is deliberating claiming that water is always a liquid and never a solid or a gas. So, again, why should we spend any time trying to resolve an issue where no-one is wrong?

So, whatever your original intent, the question "Is water liquid?" is off-topic.

However, unless I can point a link to a sceptic side, most would think find holes.

I am very sorry, but I cannot understand what you meant by this sentence.

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