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After a helpful answer and some helpful comments to my other question, I realize I need to articulate an additional question.
On the flip side (and this is what motivated my inquiries):
Suppose I have written a careful answer to a question. It gets several upvotes. Then someone with a fancy academic position and a massive reputation score comes along and writes an answer which is (in my opinion, of course!) essentially equivalent to mine. His style is more authoritative than mine, but we are using the same logic and reach the same conclusion. Neither one of us cites any links. His answer gets upvoted like crazy. Is there anything I can do about it? Can I at least take the moral high ground in my own thinking? Or is this a perfectly ethical artifact of the SE system? Do I just need to be patient and slowly amass more points?
(Please note, I do realize there may be more differences between our answers than what I myself was able to perceive. But I'm trying to figure out how things work here, so for the sake of argument, could you please try to give an answer based on my premise? Thanks.)