A question appeared today, Adam and Eve: Significance of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
It was marked by 5 users as an "exact duplicate" of the question Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?.
The questions asked in the earlier post were:
Is there any possibility that the tree in the middle of the garden was able to make man intelligent?
If so, could it mean that God did not create men to have creativity, intelligence, innovations, explorations and discoveries, but after eating the fruit they got all this knowledge and abilities?
The latter post asks whether the passage means:
... that making judgement calls regarding what is good or evil was never meant for man
I am really struggling to see how these are exact duplicates. The former question deals primarily with reason and science, the latter with moral discernment. The latter question was not well formed and needed some work, but it was the user's first post. It seems that maybe we were a little dismissive here.
I've seen quite a few questions like this being flagged for being exact duplicates, where they really aren't.