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Is my answer acceptable?

I would like to know if my answer at https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/23856/21485 is acceptable for this site. This is the first post I have made here. I greatly appreciate the existence of this ...
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How is photographic evidence "theoretical" and not "empirical"?

I was very surprised to have a popular answer unilaterally deleted by a moderator. This is an answer based purely on a theoretical model. We expect answers to be based on empirical evidence rather ...
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Is this question brutally gratuitous and therefore intolerable?

Research (background reading) for the question Are rape vans real? is unpleasant. I found evidence for an answer in the affirmative: Snopes and Wikipedia identifying (and/or narrating) a criminal ...
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How should we fix the IDF children casualty question? [closed]

The question Do Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian kids? has a mismatched body and title. As a result, answers differ in which of the two questions (body or title) they answer. DVK made a bold edit ...
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Do moderators delete too many answers?

I noticed that all answers to this question have been deleted. IMO at least one of those answers was better than nothing (i.e. arguably imperfect but shouldn't/needn't have been deleted). Assuming ...
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Is there a deep, hot biosphere?

The question Is there a deep, hot biosphere? attracted a troll recently who went on an all-out rant about sceptics in general and the question’s OP in particular. Behind all the vitriol and tantrum-...
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Is this question really bad?

I posted this question recently after looking at some of the interesting questions. It appears to be a decent question to me. Am I missing something here ? It has gotten 7 downvotes so far, with one ...
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Claims relating to be a prophet are unprovable?

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/14291/according-to-skeptics-do-any-prophet-of-any-sort-existed got closed. so no one has ever passed the skeptics test of being a prophet of one form or ...
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"Evidence for Gun Control" question needs rethink

We have a few peripheral questions about gun control. Are more people accidentally killed by doctors than accidentally killed by guns and traffic combined? Are there more guns in America than people? ...
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Question: Disappearing bees

The answers on the question Are bees disappearing and why?, while giving a nice editorial, are most likely obsoleted by current research. There are two problems here: The answers predate most of the ...
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Is this answer up to the Skeptics standards?

The question: Does smoking a single cigarette measurably harm your body? The single answer references a study which confirms that a single cigarette will raise the level of carcinogens present in the ...
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Appropriate question: Are gold prices a bubble?

Is the question "Is price of gold a bubble?" appropriate for skeptics? My take is that skeptics is both an appropriate place to ask this question, and the best place to ask it of the available SE ...
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How are the Fukushima questions "too localized"?

The questions Is Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster "on par" with Chernobyl? and Can a "second Chernobyl" happen at the nuclear reactors damaged by the tsunami in Japan? were ...
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Why is this question getting so many views?

This question has over 6,000 views at the time of writing, https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/956/was-einstein-really-a-poor-student And the author has got the Popular and Notable question ...

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