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All Questions are Stupid!

  1. Oct 10, 2004 #1
    Let's face it, if you have to ask a question then that means you don't know the answer, right? So you must be stupid, right? Right?
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  3. Oct 10, 2004 #2


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    Irony at its best!
  4. Oct 11, 2004 #3
    Whats the meaning of life?

    Does that make everybody stupid?
  5. Oct 11, 2004 #4
    Victor Weisskopf

    Mind you, I've found that answering homework type questions on PF, I often find myself beginning with something like "I assume the question is really.." . So asking questions when you don't know the answer is perfectly reasonable, but if you don't even know the question...? :grumpy:
  6. Oct 11, 2004 #5
    First there are no stupid questions! :biggrin: I'm still picking up things as I go along.
  7. Oct 12, 2004 #6
    I don't think so and I also think so.

    I think making questions for the only purpose of testing people's knowledge is what I don't really like. I think you may think the same way..or feel the same. ---> Bad ! Ready to fight !
    But making questions whose answers you already knew and that you are looking for their possible "optimization strategies" ---> Good ! Ready to share if I know :redface:!
  8. Oct 12, 2004 #7
    By the way, I also really hate monkeys which don't know how to answer the problems or are actually slow (serious lack of g-matter in their brain) but always wait till things are completely over, then raise their voice beetching to show off their actual stupidity.

    I guess that is a big and important transformation of monkey's face to donkey 's face.
    Hey, am I correct ?
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  9. Oct 12, 2004 #8
    No, it doesn't mean that I am stupid!!!
  10. Oct 12, 2004 #9
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people. :confused:
  11. Oct 12, 2004 #10

    Chi Meson

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    Is that a question?
  12. Oct 12, 2004 #11


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    Chi, Hurkyl beat you to the chase with his comment:

  13. Oct 12, 2004 #12
    What about this then?

  14. Oct 13, 2004 #13
    Better still, Wisdom is knowing that you do not know everything and what you must learn.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
  15. Oct 13, 2004 #14


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    What's "irony"? :biggrin:
  16. Oct 13, 2004 #15

    Chi Meson

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    I know that, I was, uh, being, you know, ironic.
    "I can't define irony, but I know it when I see it!"
    (What movie?)
  17. Oct 13, 2004 #16
    Ironic I think is what Hurkyl meant.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
  18. Oct 13, 2004 #17

    jimmy p

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    Funny, I looked at the first post, and thought exactly the same thing as Hurkyl... curse not being here!!

    Irony is a bit like goldy and steely for the unenlightened.
  19. Oct 13, 2004 #18

    Chi Meson

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    Goldy Hawn and Steely Dan?
  20. Oct 13, 2004 #19

    jimmy p

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    Very similar, but not quite. There are subtle differences between the three.
  21. Oct 13, 2004 #20

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    I think it's like rain on your wedding day, a black fly in your Chardonnay, or the good advice that you just can't take.

    Actually, I think only one out of three of those things might truly be ironic.
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