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I've deleted the following old answers as unreferenced as abandoned. I've only removed answers which had absolutely no references, or completely inadequate references (e.g. "the sun is yellow [ref: wikipedia page on the color yellow]").

All of them had been previously bannered and have not improved in a long time.

Please review for any mistakes (or if you like, add references and signal for reopening!). Use one answer per... answer.

  • Answer 934 by horatio score 5 on "Can carbon in hair be proven to originate from corn?"
  • Answer 2133 by M. Werner score 6 on "Would a large quantity of gasoline in a closed container explode violently when exposed to fire?"
  • Answer 2145 by DVK score 19 on "Are humans the only species to have homophobes?"
  • Answer 2151 by rooh score -1 on "Are humans the only species to have homophobes?"
  • Answer 2189 by tak score 2 on "Risks of using a cast iron skillet on a flat/glass top electric range?"
  • Answer 2780 by Rory Alsop score 6 on "\"We have the right tires for your driving style.\""
  • Answer 3017 by sal score 3 on "Does consuming different types of alcohol make you more sick than others?"
  • Answer 424 by Christian score 3 on "Is alcohol a good enough pain killer to allow for surgery without the patient noticing?"
  • Answer 290 by David Hedlund score 8 on "Is alcohol a good enough pain killer to allow for surgery without the patient noticing?"
  • Answer 6542 by MSalters score 21 on "Is chlorine in water absorbed quickly through the skin?"
  • Answer 1181 by SophieMonster score 10 on "Are we eating too many carbs? And do we need to switch to the primal/paleo diet?"
  • Answer 4517 by ratchet freak score 30 on "Can every grain of sand be addressed in IPv6?"
  • Answer 4515 by blah score 55 on "Can every grain of sand be addressed in IPv6?"
  • Answer 6005 by fredley score 44 on "Can you detect a hidden camera in a trial room/changing room with your phone?"
  • Answer 4220 by Carl Zulauf score 24 on "Is fasting healthy?"
  • Answer 2586 by DVK score 2 on "Do upper-income people in the US think they aren't upper income?"
  • Answer 2341 by M. Werner score 26 on "How do Shaolin monks break spears with their neck?"
  • I'm a bit unhappy with grain of sand/IPv6 treatment, on philosophical grounds. You deleted answers that provide original research (which is fine)... but left an answer that basiclally links to a blog doing original research as a source - which IMHO is 100% as useful/useless as original research in the answer deleted. The fact that there is 1 more level of indirection doesn't add to authoritativeness; and linked blogs aren't AFAIK peer reviewed – user5341 Jul 13 '15 at 14:14
  • @DVK I agree that's very borderline, happy to let other mods review it or community discuss it. – Sklivvz Jul 13 '15 at 14:49
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I've left this answer standing and DVK noted that its reference might not be authoritative enough.

I'm a bit unhappy with grain of sand/IPv6 treatment, on philosophical grounds. You deleted answers that provide original research (which is fine)... but left an answer that basiclally links to a blog doing original research as a source - which IMHO is 100% as useful/useless as original research in the answer deleted. The fact that there is 1 more level of indirection doesn't add to authoritativeness; and linked blogs aren't AFAIK peer reviewed

-- DVK

This is the reference: http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/jsand.html

Should we mark the answer as unreferenced/theoretical?

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  • This seems to be a theoretical answer which only uses trivial multiplication to prove its point, and which should be kept since the referenced numbers are both obtained from reputable sources. – March Ho Aug 23 '15 at 23:41

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