What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

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Dumb questions

For years I have heard people say “there is no such thing as a dumb question.” As with most sage comments as this, someone had to be the first to say it. A little time spent on good old “Google” in search of the famous philosopher yielded a surprise. No one seems to know the answer. A few guesses include Einstein, Carl Sagan, Socrates and Ann Landers. I have a theory why no one has stepped up to claim credit for the line. There are, in fact, hundreds if not thousands of dumb questions floating around out there. Follow me around for one day and you will hear quite a few from me alone.

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