Chao-ming Chen
What Are Great Questions? <ul><li>Questions which are important to all </li></ul><ul><li>Questions which help to find the ...
Why Ask Questions? <ul><li>To know the answers? </li></ul><ul><li>To develop the perceptive power? </li></ul><ul><li>To cr...
Who Asks Questions? <ul><li>Wise men or ignorant people? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers or students? </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers...
Types of Great Questions <ul><li>Religious questions:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where did I really come from? </li></ul></ul>...
Greatest Questions Ever Asked! <ul><li>Sphinx’s question: What is the thing which walks on four in the morning, two at noo...
Greatest Questions Ever Asked! <ul><li>Who am I? or What am I (A Universal Question) (Byron) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus asks ...
Some Contemporary Questions! <ul><li>Primative. </li></ul><ul><li>1) How long do you think this ice will last? </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Age of enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Is this all I am, is there nothing more? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Are we al...
<ul><li>1960's </li></ul><ul><li>1) Mom, can I send my sister to the moon? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Dude, what is this stuff? ...
Ask Questions? Or Answer Questions? <ul><li>Questions leading to individual paths! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions leading to ...
<ul><li>Now, it’s your turn to ask some great questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Why great? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Chao-ming Chen
  2. 2. What Are Great Questions? <ul><li>Questions which are important to all </li></ul><ul><li>Questions which help to find the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Questions which have never been asked </li></ul><ul><li>Questions which involve the mystery of nature or supernature </li></ul><ul><li>Questions which nobody knows the answers to </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Ask Questions? <ul><li>To know the answers? </li></ul><ul><li>To develop the perceptive power? </li></ul><ul><li>To create chaos? </li></ul><ul><li>To locate wise men? </li></ul><ul><li>To know the truth? </li></ul><ul><li>To ask more questions? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Asks Questions? <ul><li>Wise men or ignorant people? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers or students? </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers or kids? </li></ul><ul><li>Gurus or disciples? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Great Questions <ul><li>Religious questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where did I really come from? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What am I doing on earth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do I go when I die? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is God or what is Jesus? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Philosophical questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is existence? (To be or not to be, Shakespeare) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is knowledge? (Socrates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is love? (Plato) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotional questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I love him/her? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you love me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you happy? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Greatest Questions Ever Asked! <ul><li>Sphinx’s question: What is the thing which walks on four in the morning, two at noon and three in the evening? (Sophocles) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus: “My God, my god, why hast thou forsaken me?” (New Testament) </li></ul><ul><li>Augustine: “What have I to say to Thee, God, save that I know not where I cam from, when I came into this life-in-death—or should I call it death-in-life?” (Confessions) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Greatest Questions Ever Asked! <ul><li>Who am I? or What am I (A Universal Question) (Byron) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus asks his disciples: &quot;Who do you say that I am?&quot;Matthew 16:15, New Testament </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare: “To be or not to be, that is a question.” (Hamlet) </li></ul><ul><li>Goethe: “Am I a god?” (Faust) </li></ul><ul><li>William Blake: “Did he who made the Lamb make thee [the tiger]?” (Song of Experience) </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley: “If winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley: “No change, no pause, no hope!---Yet I endure. I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt? I ask you Heaven—the all-beholding Sun. Has it not seen? (Prometheus Unbound) </li></ul><ul><li>周瑜:“既生瑜,何生亮? “ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some Contemporary Questions! <ul><li>Primative. </li></ul><ul><li>1) How long do you think this ice will last? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Who let the bear in my cave? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Who's turn is it to hunt the Rex? </li></ul><ul><li>Roman. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Do I have to sit next to Brutus? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Can Nero fiddle or what? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Why do I always have to sit in the back of the chariot? </li></ul><ul><li>Middle ages. </li></ul><ul><li>1) I ask you again Marie, Do you really think cake is worth losing your head over? </li></ul><ul><li>2) What are the symptoms of plague again? </li></ul><ul><li>3) If I ring the bell, will you tell them I'm not really a hunchback? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Age of enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Is this all I am, is there nothing more? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Are we alone in the universe? </li></ul><ul><li>3) What do you mean I'm not the center of the universe? </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Daddy, what's a sweatshop? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Does it run on gasoline? </li></ul><ul><li>3) You think this horseless carriage is just a passing fancy? </li></ul><ul><li>Depression era. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Brother can you spare a dime? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Did you know Churchil was born in a lavatory? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Will social security work? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>1960's </li></ul><ul><li>1) Mom, can I send my sister to the moon? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Dude, what is this stuff? </li></ul><ul><li>3) What's wrong with Dallas? </li></ul><ul><li>1980's </li></ul><ul><li>1) Is the President asleep? </li></ul><ul><li>2) How much did you make in real estate? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Can I be a yuppie too? </li></ul><ul><li>Modern. </li></ul><ul><li>1) What’s wrong with Bush? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Where did I park my car? </li></ul><ul><li>3) What should I wear tonight? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ask Questions? Or Answer Questions? <ul><li>Questions leading to individual paths! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions leading to the truth! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions leading to more questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions leading to the unknown! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To ask or not to ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To answer or not to answer </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Now, it’s your turn to ask some great questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Why great? </li></ul>

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