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2021-08-09 9:23:57 PM  
4 votes:

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 9:07:36 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2021-08-10 2:56:44 AM  
3 votes:
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2021-08-10 5:39:57 AM  
3 votes:
I define philosophy as inquiry into questions that have no answers.

Everyone gets an A!
 
2021-08-10 8:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

west.la.lawyer: no


1funguy: What?
Is a question.


We're done. Close the thread.
 
2021-08-09 9:12:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 9:32:24 PM  
1 vote:
A DC superhero, but that's not important right now.
 
2021-08-10 6:37:22 AM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
"Judge of a man by his questions, rather than his answers"
- Voltaire
 
2021-08-10 10:18:22 AM  
1 vote:
It's as interrogative statement used to gather information, but that's not important right now.
 
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