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This site expects questions to be ones for which a definitive answer is at least conceivable. Your question, "Where were the ancient Israelites before they came to Israel (if they were new inhabitants at all)?" is more appropriate for a discussion forum. Opinion based question here are almost certain to be closed. I for one cannot conceive of how ...


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I wrote a long essay and just deleted it, because I think I'm not coming to a conclusion; the core things that made me uncomfortable with the question are: I'm not sure what "condemn" means, I'm not sure what "officially" means, and I'm not sure what the precendent is that would cause us to condemn one action of the US government separate from all the ...


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See Mark Wallace's answer to the Why did I get a downvote meta question. This particular question is a classic example of a "When did you stop beating your wife" question. There's an implicit assumption in the question that it was something worthy of condemning. Merely trying to answer it would validate that assumption. In my experience, questions of that ...


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I was one of those that voted to close the question, so I can give my reasons, although I can't speak for the others. Please remember that these are my personal reasons for voting to close this question. Firstly, the question doesn't actually show that the inclusion of Easter Island Moai Culture in comics is a particularly Japanese phenomenon. The list ...


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Just to add to Sempaiscuba's answer: For what it's worth, in this case the close votes were posted over a period of 24 hours. After that, comments asking for feedback may not be seen. Once a question has been closed people simply may not have any reason to return to it and see subsequent comments. One way to make sure people see your question again, like ...


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Ask a separate question. "Why was there no solution" is a substantially different question to "What did they actually do". I for one would not consider them duplicates. The former has strong social science overtones about why the Soviet Union's agriculture was so poor despite being supposedly a technological power house. The latter is very much a actual ...


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The year the Puppet Masters was published, there were thousands (if not tens of thousands) of other books published in English. It wasn't even the only SF book with that same theme published in 1951 (see Day of the Triffids). So if this is a good question, why isn't an identical question about Day of the Triffids also a good question? Why isn't another ...


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In its current form, the question is impossible to answer without being familiar with the portrayal, i.e. having watched the TV episode. This kind of question is a better fit at https://scifi.stackexchange.com/. Here, it's unreasonable to assume people have watched a non-history-related TV show. Otherwise, you should pick specific claims that can be proven ...


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Heinlein on Mccarthy: My task [of defending America to foreigners] was made more difficult by the fact that many Americans with other attributes of a horse than horse sense were asserting loudly that McCarthy had indeed created a 'reign of terror.' Are you terrified? I am not, yet I have in my background much political activity well to the left of ...


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Let me start by saying this is a perfectly legitimate meta question. Nobody left a comment indicating any detail whatsoever about what was wrong with the question and/or what could be improved to bring it up to snuff, despite you asking. That's our screw-up. There used to be an auto flag we mods would get if a question got closed without comment, so we ...


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