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Topic: Why?
Message: Posted by: JoshDude849 (Aug 31, 2019 01:23AM)
Why?

The question to everything.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 01:46AM)
Oh no...
Message: Posted by: JoshDude849 (Aug 31, 2019 02:04AM)
What?
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 02:59AM)
You'll see.
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Aug 31, 2019 05:17AM)
Miles Davis put it söö well(!).
"If you have to ask,
you'll never know."

....picked up his trumpet and walked away.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Aug 31, 2019 05:58AM)
"Why not" - the answer to everything
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 06:06AM)
...and it begins
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 31, 2019 08:41AM)
"Because I say so!" The PARENTS answer to everything.
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Aug 31, 2019 10:21AM)
Because Why is the starting point, if you don’t know the ‘why’ then the answer will be useless.

Tom
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 31, 2019 10:35AM)
I enjoy that people think this is new or clever.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Aug 31, 2019 11:25AM)
Because.
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Aug 31, 2019 11:29AM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, TomBoleware wrote:
Because Why is the starting point, if you don’t know the ‘why’ then the answer will be useless.

Tom [/quote]


Q: Where are my car keys?
A: On the kitchen table.

Just one example of an answer that is not rendered "useless" by not knowing any "whys".

Ron
Message: Posted by: landmark (Aug 31, 2019 12:14PM)
A friend used to insist that "Why?" was usually a cover for "How?"
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Aug 31, 2019 12:38PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, R.S. wrote:
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, TomBoleware wrote:
Because Why is the starting point, if you don’t know the ‘why’ then the answer will be useless.

Tom [/quote]


Q: Where are my car keys?
A: On the kitchen table.

Just one example of an answer that is not rendered "useless" by not knowing any "whys".

Ron [/quote]


Why do you need your car keys? If you don’t need them you probably would not even look.

What difference if they’re on the kitchen table, under the bed or lost forever. Why do you need it?

Surely you’re looking for a reason, even if that reason is just to know, that reason is the why.

Tom
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 31, 2019 01:15PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Aug 31, 2019 02:53PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, TomBoleware wrote:
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, R.S. wrote:
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, TomBoleware wrote:
Because Why is the starting point, if you don’t know the ‘why’ then the answer will be useless.

Tom [/quote]


Q: Where are my car keys?
A: On the kitchen table.

Just one example of an answer that is not rendered "useless" by not knowing any "whys".

Ron [/quote]


Why do you need your car keys? [/quote]

I get what you're saying. But it's irrelevant to the question posed. Suppose instead that your wife asks you where her keys are and you let her know that they are on the kitchen table. Is your answer "useless" to her? Do [I]you[/I] need to know why she is asking in order to give a useful answer?

Anyway, it's obvious one could tack on a "why" to anything and everything. Just my one and a half cents.

Ron
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Aug 31, 2019 02:59PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
I enjoy that people think this is new or clever.[/quote]
Or new.
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Aug 31, 2019 03:16PM)
Ron,

Why may not mean much to those giving the answer but it is everything to those asking.

The wife wants to know where the keys are and if you ask her ‘why’ I bet she will tell you. :)

But you’re right it can be tacked on to just about anything.

Tom
Message: Posted by: JoshDude849 (Aug 31, 2019 03:30PM)
This is so funny. Who* knew it would get this wild in here.

Why are we debating about the use of "why"?

Is it because of free will, or are we secretly being controlled?

Your alien friend from Mars,

Josh
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Aug 31, 2019 03:56PM)
5 why's are the heart of the art of scientific management.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Aug 31, 2019 04:30PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, JoshDude849 wrote:
This is so funny. Who* knew it would get this wild in here.[/quote]
Danny did.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 04:30PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, JoshDude849 wrote:
This is so funny. Who* knew it would get this wild in here.

Why are we debating about the use of "why"?

Is it because of free will, or are we secretly being controlled?

Your alien friend from Mars,

Josh [/quote]
I did. Hence my first post above.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet my friend.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 04:31PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, magicfish wrote:
Oh no... [/quote]
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 31, 2019 04:31PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, magicfish wrote:
You'll see. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Aug 31, 2019 04:31PM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Aug 31, 2019, JoshDude849 wrote:
This is so funny. Who* knew it would get this wild in here.

Why are we debating about the use of "why"?

Is it because of free will, or are we secretly being controlled?

Your alien friend from Mars,

Josh[/quote]
I did. Hence my first post above.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet my friend.[/quote]
My apologies.

I wrote "Danny" when I meant you.

I tried to edit it but you'd already replied.

Sorry.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 31, 2019 04:32PM)
It's always because. Just because. Why is not "how would" or "what does" or "what would you"... but it works well enough for starters.

Takes some folks a little while to parse the just, be, and cause but till then... have a cookie. :)
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Aug 31, 2019 05:14PM)
M.C.A.

,...sorry.
i'm a bit drunk,
..but laughed hard enough,..
to share it... ☺️
g.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Aug 31, 2019 06:08PM)
A college philosophy professor of mine back in 1963 put that question on the final exam.

The only acceptable answers were: "because," "why not" and "is"

certainly not new, but might be refreshing for some today.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Aug 31, 2019 07:25PM)
Why what?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 31, 2019 08:06PM)
Because Who's on first. :)
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Aug 31, 2019 08:38PM)
It’s not about who, what, when or where. It’s about why.

And it looks like nobody knows why.:)

Tom
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 31, 2019 09:09PM)
Still playing left field. :)
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Sep 5, 2019 05:03AM)
Of our political revolution of '76, we all are justly proud. It has given us a degree of political freedom, far exceeding that of any other nation of the earth. In it the world has found a solution of the long mooted problem, as to the capability of man to govern himself. In it was the germ which has vegetated, and still is to grow and expand into the universal liberty of mankind.

But with all these glorious results, past, present, and to come, it had its evils too. It breathed forth famine, swam in blood and rode in fire; and long, long after, the orphan's cry, and the widow's wail, continued to break the sad silence that ensued. These were the price, the inevitable price, paid for the blessings it bought.

Ahhh.... old times!
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Sep 5, 2019 07:34AM)
Thank you stone for explaining the Why, that was the answer I was waiting on.

Tom