Friday, February 21, 2014

A Vote for Ignorance?

The purpose of this blog is to promote friendly Q+A at the Shabbat table. Please print and share.

Ignorance+is+Bliss Calvin and HobbesRecently I joined the Q+A site,

What I like about it:

1. People use their real names. No anonymous handles. Stand behind what you write.

2. There are some truly interesting questions and answers. On all subjects.

They range from religious:
How would you summarize the core message of the Koran in a single paragraph?

To the political:
What's the best solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict?

To the practical:
Is it safe to take a shower during a thunderstorm?

To the fanciful:
Given our current technology and with the proper training, would it be possible for someone to become Batman?

To the provocative:
Whats the most counter intuitive thing you've learned?

To the scientific:
What is fire physically made of?

To the entertaining:
What are the best Jewish jokes?

3. People tend to answer questions they have  some knowledge about and care about. That means interesting answers.

4. Better answers tend to get more votes, so it's pretty easy to find the better answers fast.

The top vote-getter of all-time was somebody's answer to the question,

How do I get over my bad habit of procrastinating?

So speaking of questions, here are two for your table:

1. If you could get the greatest answer to a single question, what question would you ask?
2. Is there any (non-personal) question that you'd rather not know the answer to?

Shabbat Shalom

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