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I put up this answer yesterday: Is it a foregone conclusion that religion will always be a product of developing a civilisation?

However, the question was then marked duplicate. Would it be kosher to re-post that answer in the original, still open question? Can civilization development occur completely without faith?

I'm just sad to see it go since I put a fair amount of time into the research/lookup. Maybe delete the answer in the duplicate to avoid rep fishing?

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If the answer answers the other question, it's completely kosher to move it there. (Move, not copy, as you said.)

Sometimes duplicate questions are not exact duplicates, so do review your answer against the other question and make sure it answers that question. If the question was closed as a dupe then you should need only minor changes (if any) to bring that about.

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  • $\begingroup$ Flag for Moderator Intervention, then edit after the move? $\endgroup$ Aug 27 '15 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ You should be able to do it all yourself, unless your answer was accepted. Copy to the open question, edit as needed, delete from the closed question. $\endgroup$ Aug 27 '15 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, I'm sure I've seen a 3rd question along these lines as well. In fact I've a funny feeling I might have asked it. Not got time to check now though. $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Aug 28 '15 at 10:44

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