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The Error In “There Are No Stupid Questions”

A friend of mine teaches High School physics. He’s known for telling his students: “There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking them.” That sounds harsh, but he’s also one of the most popular teachers at the school. I … Continue reading

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The Facts Are in the Questions – a look at courtrooms and faith

Getting the Preliminaries Right I had no experience as a judge when I started. That’s to be expected. Becoming a judge is how one learns what it is like to be a judge. But I also had relatively little experience … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Ask the Right Question

[Updated from the archives.] *** There’s an old story about the time a pathologist was cross-examined in court: “Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?” “All of my autopsies are performed on dead people.” Cross … Continue reading

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