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Back to basics: Before the Big question - What's worth knowing?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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I always jump the gun on these <a href=http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-1035-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=339060&start=0&tag=content;leftCol>big things</a>. I can only be enawed at the deliberacy and applied hesitation of Santeewelding in this...
Asking the big question doesn't really make sense without the underlying Need-to-know... it reads in the Manual, this whole thing is on a need-to-know basis.
So, what's worth knowing in the first place?

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Reminds me of the proverb

by Slayer_ In reply to Back to basics: Before th ...

Experience is something you get just after you need it.

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How

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Back to basics: Before th ...

is it that we are?

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Maybe

by Slayer_ In reply to How

We aren't, I don't think we are.

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Cogito

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Maybe

ergo nihil ad rem sum!

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Ah!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to How

But what is it we're trying to learn about how it is that we are?
What piece does it fill?

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How

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Ah!

is it that we are? The rest should follow...

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I would say evolution

by PurpleSkys In reply to How

but i understand it could open a whole big can of worms

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Begs the question

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I would say evolution

How is it there's that from which we evolved?

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Not to mention

by santeewelding In reply to I would say evolution

How every blessed other thing is -- for, how we are holds for all that is, unless you want to divvy up being into this kind and that kind for every circumstance of being.

That would be your can of worms.

Wait. Isn't that how it's done now?

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Begs the question...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Not to mention

is it important?
is there a need to know it, or should resources be put into exploring other, more well-formed questions? (assuming that it is a prerequisite for a well-formed question that the asker is interested in getting an answer - which is a patently false assumption: "Can you reach the salt?" - "Yes, why do you ask?")

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