There is a continual problem on SE Biology of people using (I would say trolls abusing) the site, not to ask real questions, but to express an opinion on a subject. The expression of opinion is then concluded with a pseudo-question of the type:
So my question is “How does the biological orthodoxy on this topic explain away my arguments?”
Although there are several themes that come up, the majority of these pseudo-questions relate to evolution. When I have voted to close such questions I have been told that we shouldn’t do it as it appears that we are censoring opinions that we disagree with. The purpose of this post is to demonstrate by my own answer that the such posts run contrary to the clearly stated purposes of this site, and that deleting them is not censorship but a duty to maintain the site for its intended purpose.
Hard cases make bad law, but I will come clean and quote the question and comment that provoked this post. The question was: Tumor-suppression, cell differentiation, and apoptosis: How do macroevolutionists justify dismissing such strong evidence for intelligent design?. And the comment was from @BryanKrause:
I disagree that the post should be closed, because posts like this can often generate good responses, like the one Remi.b posted. I fear that closing posts like this without a robust refutation seems a bit like censorship and there is benefit to engaging to some extent.
That particular question happens to be currently on hold, but I think the principle needs addressing.