Today we had a question that unleashed a torrent of opinion-based answers. If evolution is not about increased complexity, why does so much complexity evolve?
While a few of them were factually correct, only one answer, coming from an experienced user of the site was referenced.
There have been two POB votes on it for most of the day, while other questions that have not received answers have been closed within that time. To me this means that even though the answers clearly demonstrated that the question yielded not only primarily, but almost exclusively, opinion-based answers, there was no consensus that the question should be closed.
So is the Primarily Opinion-Based vote to close only there to censor questions we do not like or are we willing to enforce it when the question clearly demonstrates that the answers generated are opinion-based, even if the question itself may warrant some thoughtful response?
At present there are ten answers and only one has any references what-so-ever. The top rated answer has 29 upvotes and one downvotes and ignored the request to improve the answer with references.
I would like to understand how the site wants to proceed?