5 Answers

  1. Such questions are called rhetorical,and they are questions-statements that are usually addressed to the moral side or evidence of what is happening. They are quite a strong verbal tool, especially when it comes to debates, where you need to address the public, but not with an ultimatum statement, but as if giving each individual listener the opportunity to think ” Yes, this is really so!”.

    Of course, if the questions whose value is precisely in the reasoning are rather ambiguous, for example, ” Being determines consciousness or consciousness determines being?” or “What is primary: energy or matter?”.

    Well, there are some funny questions that can not be answered correctly, for example ,” Will you answer�”no” now?”

  2. There is, and it has long been familiar to everyone, you just probably forgot about it.

    I've been around since high school:

    what appeared first, an egg or a chicken, which one of them gave birth to whom..?”

  3. Are you asleep?)

    For example, you are really sleeping and someone asks you “are you sleeping?”. You can't answer because you're SLEEPING! If you answer yes, it means that you are not sleeping. Logically

  4. As far as I understand, you can answer absolutely all questions. Especially if you don't make it a condition that the answers must be correct.

    Well, for example, take the question that Mike suggested: “How many pikes vote recently?” I answer the first thing that came to mind: “20 pikes.” We don't have to give the right answer, do we?

    But the difficulties will start exactly from the moment when we will not be able to identify the question in the communication addressed to us (however, not necessarily even to us). That is, if we don't know that the question has been asked, then we can't consciously answer it. We can answer randomly, but will something that we don't think is an answer be considered an answer? For the person who asked the question, it is likely that for us-no.

    Well, one more option. We may not be able to pronounce (write or otherwise indicate) the answer. But here again, there is a possibility that our answer will not be what we think is the answer, but what the person who asked the question thinks is the answer. For example, a person asked the question: “Where is Angelina now?” And here you go to meet him on the street. It turns out that the answer was received, but you didn't even know that you gave it.�

    However, I think there are questions that are not only impossible to answer, but will not be answered. In other words, the opportunity to respond exists, but this opportunity is not implemented. So, if someone you know has asked, for example, this question:”If Angelina loves me, then she will come to the meeting in high-heeled shoes, if she doesn't love me, then she will wear flat shoes.” The question here is ” Does Angelina love me?” In this system, the third option implies no response. So, if you come barefoot, you won't get a response.

    So, one option remains. You can't answer a question where the answer is a condition that the respondent is unable to fulfill. That is, a question whose answer conditions do not take into account the respondent's alternative actions. In this case, the correct answer, as I understand it, will not exist at all, there will only be a variety of conditions, each of which will be considered one of the answers.

  5. You can't reply to�

    1. meaningless question: “How many pikes vote recently?”

    2. a question asked in a foreign language that you don't know.

    3. a question that came out too softly, too unintelligible, in a noisy environment when you couldn't make out anything.

    4. the question “where is your money?” if it is asked by a scoundrel who wants to rob you.

Leave a Reply