For the past couple of days this question has been receiving rather a lot of attention.
Even though quite a few commentators seem to agree that it is primarily opinion based it has only received 3 close votes.
My personal opinion is that asking that sort of hypothetical question, while world-building, is opinion based, because each person answering will have a different take on it. I would say it doesn't fall within the scope of WB because we are making up a basic premise of the universe (how a magical society views their magic) for the OP.
And so, why is this question still open and receiving answers from a couple of rather high rep users?
Basically, what I'm trying to understand is why we seem to be operating on a double standard. On one hand we shut down questions as too broad, or opinion based all the time. On the other hand, along comes a "cool" question, and the rules seem to go out the window.
We seem to debate Risk Factors, and close reasons all the time, yet do precious little to enforce those standards when it doesn't suit us. I just want to understand what our scope really is, and what our approach to closing questions is going to be.