At 02:07 PM 5/18/99 +0100, Sharon Evans wrote:
>Could someone PLEASE tell me why I'm not allowed to ask questions about >things that I don't know much about, or about things which I wish to >discuss further, without it being thought that I am "borrowing" someone >else's mind (someone whose mind I have ABSOLUTELY NO WISH to borrow at >all!!!)???
Nobody is suggesting that you are not allowed to ask questions.
It simply appears to be your expectation that somebody else must provide
you with answers.
Questions framed within the context of debate already contain the answers within their structure. If you stop to examine what you have put together you will see the answer yourself, instead of using the device to challenge
and confront others on points at issue.
If you want _answers_ on things that you don't know much about, get up
from your keyboard, go outside and stop, look, listen, in the big world
That's where it all happens, yes?
Here is just an electronic medium allowing lines of text to be sent
thrice around the planet before being tossed . . .