Right Questions

Evopsy (@kong426) 10 years, 1 month ago

I believe it’s more important to ask the right questions than anything else in the nature of acquiring knowledge. This reminded me of William Smith’s IT robot movie, in which he has to ask the “right question” to the hologram of “murdered” scientists. It is as if you wouldn’t be able to ask the right question if you are not approaching the nature of the problem in a way that will lead to the right answer. So, my ultimate question is what are characteristic or nature of “right questions”. Or, what are the right questions under normal circumstances?

August 26, 2012 at 7:00 am
Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

@kong426, I do not think there is an answer to your questions. I don’t think they are the right questions.

That said, this reminds me of Nietzsche, where he summarized all philosophers before him as ‘the ones who were looking for Truth’. He then goes on and ask, but what is the value of truth? Why rather have truth than un-truth? In our species, maybe lies have a necessary function as well!

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