August 02, 2006
WHAT? NO MULTIPLE CHOICE?
The Humble Devildog of Random Firings of Neurons has a 6 question quiz (4 in the post, 2 in the comments), and claims that there is only 1 correct answer to each.
I'm feeling adventurous, so I'll try it:
If you can only do ONE of these, which is more important? Caring, or doing?
I'm *so* inclined to say "doing" that I can't help thinking this is a trick question.
I buy a pair of shoes for $30. I mark the shoes up to $60, and you buy them. Who profits from this deal?
[lawyer]Depends on what the meaning of the word "profit" is[/lawyer]. In strictly monetary terms, just the seller. In the looser sense of both people being better off after the sale than before - both.
What statistic will give you the best idea of a team's chances of winning a particular game?
The score at the end of the game is 100% accurate.
Before the game... um... don't know... guessing "coach's overall win-loss record".
What can you do to get any problem to go away?
[lawyer]"problem" and "go away"[/lawyer]. Assuming "personal problem" and "become managable", I'd say take responsibility for your part in creating, promoting, or allowing said problem to occur and change your actions accordingly.
If it's a national problem (like illegal immigration), you can still do the above, but it may not have much effect on the problem as a whole. The only thing you make go away is your complicity in it, and you'll have the benefit of a crystal clear conscience, even though the problem itself still remains.
How many hours of classes must you require someone to take before they are educated?
Key word being "require". There's no correlation between required classes and "showing evidence of schooling, training, or experience".
How many competing theories are there of how the universe was created?
Ah! There's the trick question! "Created" assumes a creator. That's religion, not science.
Science only has theories on how the universe started.
Which theories may or may not preclude the existence of a creator.