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Magical transmutation - duplicate or not?

This question has been marked as a potential duplicate of this question. Since I'm asking for a self consistent framework and side effects, of which energy is just one part, I don't see this as a ...
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Found two Horned Humanoid Questions

Found two Horned Humanoid Questions... From oldest to newest... I can't find a point of differentiation, except mine, the older one, requiring it be neither "horns = sexy" or actually being ...
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Move good answers on a duplicate to the original question

Inspired by this question, and partially addressed in this meta post. First off, the question linked isn't closed, and may never be, so this is more of a general question cum proposal. Should there ...
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Can a [hard-science] question be a duplicate of a non-[hard-science] question?

I bring before the assembly Exhibit A, A cure for the 'Kessler Syndrome'?, tagged science-based science-fiction hard-science as of revision 1. That question was closed as a duplicate of Dealing with ...
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Why is this hard-science question marked as a duplicate of a non hard-science question?

This question has been marked as a duplicate of this question despite the former having the hard-science tag. This former meta discussion explains why it should not be marked as a duplicate. Has ...
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How to deal with a duplicate of a question from another Stack Exchange site?

I could have sworn there was a discussion on this already, but I can't find it. This question is (in my mind) a duplicate of this one. The problem is, the second question is on Physics.SE. Thanks to ...
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Should a good question be mark a duplicate to another question that is closed?

Should this question which is clear and well received and be marked as duplicate to a poorly received closed question? Could a mirror could be put in deep space to see ouselves in the past?
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Is it a duplicate if answers aren't satisfactory?

Some questions on Worldbuilding have empirical answers. They are based on real world data and have definitive answers. An answer is expected and should be accepted. However, much of Worldbuilding ...
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Should we close a question as a duplicate of another question that has no answer?

I'm not sure if there's a case like this, but imagine someone asked this question: How to turn our current earth into an oceanic planet? Someone searched and there's a question with essentially ...
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Should these two questions about the absence of weapons be merged?

Here are two questions by the same user asking almost the same thing: How to justify the absence of weapons (originally asked here, still open) How can I justify the absence of weapons? (migrated ...
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Two different cases involving a similar premise, should they be merged?

OK, now that I've posted the actual questions, I've deleted all the meta explanation. Was it correct to split this question into two seperate questions for 1 and 2? World where everyone can know ...
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Copying the questions (or claims) from this site to science SE sites?

In many cases, a good answer to the worldbuilding question would result from a good Q&A on a real scientific site (e.g. What efficiencies make a realistic food chain? on Biology.SE) Do we have a ...