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Old 09-25-2002, 02:18 PM   #9
Chuck Clark
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Louis A. Sharpe, Jr. (lt-rentaroo) wrote:
I agree, there are no stupid questions.
I invite everyone to think about this:

Some people ask questions that are really attempts to show others what they already know and get attention.

There are also people that habitually ask questions that they possibly could come up with the answer on their own if they would really think about it and use some basic critical thinking skills. Getting other people to do the thinking whenever possible is a habit of lazy people.

Then there are those folks that ask questions as "bait" to engage others in argumentative debate. I suspect they really like the "juice" of the adverserial relationship.

All of these, in my experience, are a waste of time and energy. Anyone that has been a teacher for some time can tell the difference between these sorts of "questions" and the real thing.


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