The question is here. It is currently closed as opinion based, with +2/-5, 1 vote to reopen and 1 vote to delete. I need help understanding this local disaster.
As to close reason:
I can easily imagine a specific, mathematically true answer. I even show how one of the comments gets close to answering the question. I cannot imagine why anyone who understands the question could consider that it cannot be answered properly. Please help me understand why such conclusion was reached.
As to vote situation:
The question is as well-researched, clear and useful as any question I ever asked, so I cannot quite understand why it is voted down so much. I noticed a blip of 3 down votes after I added the tags
set-theory, so perhaps there are some obvious errors in my question that pertain to either field of study? But none were pointed out to me. Please help me understand how my post may be judged poorly researched, unclear or useless.
I suspect that some of the unfavourable reactions garnered are not entirely rational. That is to say, I suspect that my post «rubbed a few people the wrong way», and in a world of power and opinion that has effect. I can understand that the question is somewhat off the beaten path and that it may step on some people's toes — particularly of those who may be called «dialectic» mathematicians as opposed to the «algorithmic». However, I cannot see how that can be a fair reason to have a question closed. Is there something offensive in the style of my writing? Please help me understand if there is anything to my suspicions or if not, what is the real reason for such unfortunate outcome.
Discussion of argument to close given in a comment:
The discussion below is surely biased, and I hope that is understandable. I hope the reader can be condescending.
See the comment. Verbatim:
JairTaylor (1) It is purely hypothetical because it deals with a fantasy world. (2) It has nothing to do with mathematics. (3) Everyone has the right to disagree, but such questions lead to nowhere, not even in theoretical mathematics, and I have also the right to consider it as a waste of time. (4) In a philosophy site, this question might be suitable. – Peter 1 hour ago
It is purely hypothetical because it deals with a fantasy world.
I cannot take this as anything but a joke. Any number of mathematical situations deal with a fantasy world, if not all. Then again, all references to fantasy may be erased from the question without much harm to its essence.
It has nothing to do with mathematics.
Hard to see how this is anything but a hyperbole. Surely I refer to a number of mathematical constructions and inquire according to mathematical methods. I grant that there is also an argument to common sense (such as «directly numerically checking it for any but the most trivial cases is impossible»), but it is not central to the question.
Everyone has the right to disagree, but such questions lead to nowhere, not even in theoretical mathematics, and I have also the right to consider it as a waste of time.
Any question leads any number of people nowhere. So this argument is general enough to close any question. It should therefore be enough that some people are led somewhere they want to arrive, and that is in evidence.
So it seems that I am unable to extract any practical advice from this comment. Undoubtedly so because of understandable personal bias, so please help me open my eyes.