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There’s a legendary story of a question in a philosophy exam

Is this a question?

To which the top-scoring student simply replied

If it is, then this is an answer.

Irrefutable, if you think about it.

A funnier but less deep variant is



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Hello Richard

This is the crucial difference, I think, between philosophical questions and scientific questions...

You can answer scientific questions in a definite way ~ you can't do that with philosophy questions, however...

As for the 'Why' question, here is an excellent deconstruction of that concept by Richard Feynman...

                          Richard Feynman. Why.