How can there be a cherry that has no stone?
How can there be a chicken that has no bone?
How can there be a ring that has no end?
How can there be a baby with no crying?
~The Riddle Song (English Folk Song)
The human mind casts out hundreds of questions a day. What to wear, which chore to do first, what the other person is doing, why do the stars shine, will we be rich, and the list goes on.
Sometimes, our questions get us into trouble. We embarrass others (or ourselves) by asking inappropriate questions. We challenge authorities with our probes. We ask about items we should already know.
Other times, our curiosity leads to explanations of life’s persistent questions. Albert Einstein Jonas Salk, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, and Benjamin Franklin, just for examples, all questioned what they saw and developed valuable solutions.
Do other animals question?
Inquisitiveness, solutions. Challengers, skeptic.
What is your favorite story about solving a problem by asking good questions?