Fandango has picked a doozy of a provocative question this week. Fandango says: This week’s provocative question is based upon a quote by Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Whew, that’s a lot of cred. Anyway, Russell, who died in 1970, suggested that… “The fundamental… Continue reading #FPQ #15 — Confident Stupid vs Doubting Intelligence?
Fandango's Provocative Question this week involves “qualia”, described by him below: This week’s provocative question asks about how we perceive the world in which we live. There is a philosophical and psychological concept called qualia, which states that our surroundings can only be observed through the filter of our senses and the ruminations of our… Continue reading #YPQ 14 — Is Objectivity Possible?
Fandango has outdone himself this week with Provocative Questioning. Can't wait to read what others have to say about this. I can't wait to see how I'm going to answer it! “Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.” To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven,… Continue reading #FPQ 13 — Does Size Matter?
Here it is, Wednesday, and Fandango is back with another of those pesky provocative questions: “How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when writing fiction, permissible?” I have no… Continue reading #YPQ 12 — The Exaggerator
Fandango's Provocative Question #11 is: Do you believe that terminally ill people should be allowed or encouraged to end their lives via physician-assisted suicide? If so, under any circumstances or should there be restrictions? If not, why not? I'll try to keep it brief, but no guarantees. First, terminally ill covers a wide range… Continue reading #YPQ 11 Suicide Assist or No?
Fandango's Provocative Question this week is about the choices we make and the actions we take. “What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?” Ideally doing the right thing and doing things right are the same thing. For example following the Golden Rule of doing unto others as… Continue reading #YPQ 10 — Doing the Do
Fandango's Provocative Question #9 is: “What are you struggling with the most right now?” Number one struggle right now is deciding whether or not I want to go back to work. I like to work and I'm a dedicated worker, but I can't work in my field of choice in this town because my choices… Continue reading #YPQ #9 — The struggle of now
Fandango's Provocative Question #8 is: “When was the last time you did something for the very first time? What was it that you did?” Well I could go on at length about the experience of retiring for the first time, but I'm too busy living it to want to talk about it. Instead I will… Continue reading #FPQ 8 Last brand new experience
Fandango's Provocative Question #7 this week is: “Do you believe that social media sites should be able to censor what people post on their sites and ban content creators from posting? Or do you consider such actions to be a violation of freedom of speech, which is guaranteed as a right in the First Amendment… Continue reading #FPQ 7 Social Media Site Censorship OK?
Fandango has outdone himself with this twisty biscuit. The question of the day is: “Is technological advancement a net positive or a net negative?” Technology's advancement has widened the opportunity for people from all points on the globe to communicate with and interact with each other through the internet. Massive surveillance of each and every… Continue reading #FPQ 6: Tech Advancement Net Positive or Negative