Civrules put it ever so well in the Civ4 Quick Answers thread, so lets leave it at what he wrote:
Civilization Beyond Earth: Quick Answers
In this thread, feel free to ask basic questions about Civilization: Beyond Earth. This should make it easier for you guys to get answers quicker, and it should also separate discussion threads from more basic questions. If you aren't in a rush to post any questions, make sure to read through the available information, which is likely to answer a lot of questions itself.
Just post your questions here without worrying about if it's already covered somewhere else, and hopefully some of the experts will answer them.
I encourage everyone to participate here, answering questions they can. Thanks!