Culling the definition questions on Area 51, I just noticed there are no questions involving logic or fallacies thereof. Nonetheles, we have one. Should questions involving logic be considered on topic? If so, why?
Obviously, a Physics stack implies a knowledge of arithmetic; but it doesn't lead to interesting questions. (Would you stick around a physics stack discussing long division?) Also, this isn't Philosophy, where Logic is a formal sub-discipline. Is logic of the same ilk, or in what other manner is it on-topic?
It is only on-topic as a component of another question (since it is necessary to be conversant in fallacies to debunk woo); however it is off-topic to ask questions that seek expositions or definitions of logic or fallacies. Any question that is about logic itself seems off-topic.
[I raised another post with the logic tag. Someone commented that it may be off-topic and linked here. I was surprised that it was considered off-topic, and I feel obliged to put in a defence. However, I want to make clear I will happily comply with the community opinion here.]
The key part of skepticism is, of course, evaluating claims skeptically.
But another significant part is educating others - both that a particular claim is false, and about how to approaching evaluating the next claim.
My question was not "What does 'straw man' mean?" It was "Where are there good resources to explain to others what is meant by 'straw man'?" I was asking for assistance in that education step.
I believe that the education of others is skeptical thinking is important, and I would be disappointed if questions about that are considered off-topic.
p.s. If it is determined that the question is outside of the current scope, and that the scope shouldn't be widened to include it, I would strongly suggest we need a clear(er) statement about the scope in the FAQ.