Friday, January 29, 2010

Socratic Method

The definition of "Socratic Method" is:

The Socratic Method (or Method of Elenchus or Socratic Debate), named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate rational thinking and to illuminate ideas.

Following yesterday's lead, Misplaced has some questions he'd like answered...

How can there be self-help “groups”?

Did you ever notice that if you blow in a dogs face it goes mad, yet when you take him on a car ride he sticks his head straight out the window?

If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Do people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water know that spelling it backwards is Naive?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Do Jewish vampires avoid crosses or Stars of David?

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?

If toast always lands butter side down, and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you strapped toast to a cats back and dropped it?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Doesn't a lightning rod on top of church show a lack of faith?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?

Thus endeth a full week of Misplaced mailing it in.

See you Monday.

1 comment:

  1. The Socratic method is a negative method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those that lead to contradictions. The Socratic method searches for general, commonly held truths that shape opinion, and scrutinizes them to determine their consistency with other beliefs.

    Socratic method