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2021-08-09 8:28:51 PM  
I don't know?
 
2021-08-09 8:38:04 PM  
no
 
2021-08-09 8:42:37 PM  
What kind of a question is that?
 
2021-08-09 8:42:49 PM  
Most people only ask questions  but never have answers.
 
2021-08-09 8:52:25 PM  
What?
Is a question.
 
2021-08-09 9:06:05 PM  
Que?
 
2021-08-09 9:07:36 PM  

cretinbob: Most people only ask questions  but never have answers.


Nonsense.  Many people have answers to all the questions.  They just don't match up correctly is all.
 
2021-08-09 9:12:30 PM  
Chumley:  Duh...here's a riddle.  What is it that asks no questions but gets many answers.
Tennessee: I don't know.  What IS it that asks no questions but gets many answers.
Mr Whoopie:  I know.....A DOORBELL

All: Yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk
 
2021-08-09 9:23:57 PM  

wooden_badger: Chumley:  Duh...here's a riddle.  What is it that asks no questions but gets many answers.
Tennessee: I don't know.  What IS it that asks no questions but gets many answers.
Mr Whoopie:  I know.....A DOORBELL

All: Yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk


I loved Tennessee Tuxedo
 
2021-08-09 9:32:24 PM  
A DC superhero, but that's not important right now.
 
2021-08-09 9:57:31 PM  
*Gödel reappears*

"I have some good news and some bad news..."
 
2021-08-10 12:52:18 AM  
"The correct response on Jeopardy, Alex."
 
2021-08-10 1:42:27 AM  
All of them?
 
2021-08-10 2:08:01 AM  

Cafe Threads: "The correct response on Jeopardy, Alex."


What is 42?
 
2021-08-10 2:56:44 AM  
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2021-08-10 3:13:10 AM  
A miserable little pile of secrets. But enough talk, have at you!
 
2021-08-10 5:05:07 AM  
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2021-08-10 5:37:38 AM  
I am here for you.

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2021-08-10 5:39:57 AM  
I define philosophy as inquiry into questions that have no answers.

Everyone gets an A!
 
2021-08-10 6:37:22 AM  
Questions, Cohen argues, are not simply a "psychological provocation, on a par with pinpricks and miracles, to the formation of assertions." That is, questions are not merely a means to the end of answers. Questions are valuable in their own right; in philosophy, questions are probably more important than answers.

So author has just now become aware of the existence of rhetorical questions.
 
2021-08-10 9:42:42 AM  
"Judge of a man by his questions, rather than his answers"
- Voltaire
 
2021-08-10 10:18:22 AM  
It's as interrogative statement used to gather information, but that's not important right now.
 
2021-08-10 1:21:21 PM  
There's gotta be forms lying around...

/they are scientists...
 
2021-08-10 8:21:39 PM  

west.la.lawyer: no


1funguy: What?
Is a question.


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