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Questions don't exist.

There are also two types of questions. They are both requests for an an answer. But, one is based on the lack of knowledge of the asker, the other is demonstration of the lack of knowledge of the person being asked.

The difference inbetween the two is if there is an answer or not. As an example, John says, "Green is the same thing as blue". Fred comes along and asks, "But they appear different, so how can they be the same?". John can then answer, "They are both colors." In this case (assuming that John was not lying), Fred had a lack of knowledge. Once given that knowledge, the question is invalid, as there is no lack of knowledge. Even until now the question was nothing but a reperesentation of a lack of knowdege. But that is not something that has standing, per se.

Had John actually though they were the same color, he would now see Fred's point, and concede that his original statement was false. In which case his original statement had no standing, and thus the question has no standing, being it was asked on a statement that had no standing to begin with.

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  • Is that anything like philosophical?

    Boy, I hope you've got some really good lubrication, because eventually all this mental masturbation has got to chafe.

    But apparently, you're enjoying it, and that's really what matters, isn't it? The ends of the means, as it were.

    ....Bethanie....
    • Boy, I hope you've got some really good lubrication, because eventually all this mental masturbation has got to chafe.

      chacham, you'll probably be upset for my saying this, but that was funny. it's a burn, and a good one at that. i's find it funny even if she said it to me.

      her next post isn't as funny, but it was a decent come-back.
  • I correct your spelling so you don't look like an idiot (OK -- that's going too far....) Do over.

    I correct your spelling so you look like LESS of an idiot... and all you can do is FOE me!?!

    I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! Now I will go away lest I be tempted to taunt you a second time!

    (And it's depressing to see a boy cry.)

    ....Bethanie....
  • Should rhetorical questions have a question mark?

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