Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Questions I

Unwissende werfen Fragen auf,
welche von Wissenden vor tausend Jahren schon beantwortet sind
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

»Maximen und Reflexionen«, Verlag der Goethe-Gesellschaft, Weimar, 1907


  1. Just goes to show ignorance may be self perpetuating.

  2. I'm not sure what important questions wise men answered a thousand years ago... unless most of the answers were "I don't know." Maybe we could consider compiling a list, if there is more than one to list...

    Q1. What is the moral and fair way to live a life? Answer: Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

    Any more?

    Perhaps, Q2. What direction should one piss in the wind? Answer: What a damn stupid question that is (and please point the other way immediately).

    1. How interesting that the anti-robot software asked me to write "Talmudic" to be allowed to post that comment.

    2. Touché.

      "Talmudic"?! Now, that's almost as fine as getting spams. Watch the space.

  3. I think it's great that ignorant people (like me) at least raise questions. Terrible if nobody would care enough to look for answers to what we don't yet understand.

    Blah. Blah. Blah....(she says).

  4. If we don't ask questions we will never learn anything ;-)