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Philosophy Question

Last year, I was enrolled in a Philosophy class at my college. I was never
particularly good at thinking philosophically, so I barely scraped my way
through the class. When it came to be finals time, I started hearing rumors
about how difficult the Philosophy final was going to be. A guy told me the
final the year before was to write an assay in response to the question "What
came first: the chicken or the egg?" My friend (who was also in the class and
shared my lack of skills) and I were terrified. The day of the final
finally arrived and I was handed a paper with a single question:
Why?
I stared stupidly at the paper for about ten minutes trying desperately to
comprehend what I was looking at and figure out how in the hell I was going to
answar this titanically vague question. I finally glanced over at my friend and he
glanced back at me. His glance told me he and I were in the same boat. Finally,
after about an hour, an answar finally came to me out of the blue. I responded
to the question with a single word:
Because.
Andi turned it in. Despite the fact that I felt like a ******* genius for devising
this brilliant answer, I got an F. My friend, however, was a different story. He
responded with two words:
Why not?
He got a CH-.
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#34 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [+] (5 replies)
"Why?"
"Because you touch yourself at night."
User avatar #25 - LarryPlatt (02/15/2010) [+] (3 replies)
Ah yes I also forgot that in my philosophy class in college I was asked "What is love?"

To which I obviously responded "Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me, no more."

Full credit.
#23 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [+] (1 reply)
Ha! Completely different story for me. My philosophy professor walked in the class with a stool and said, "Okay class, based on what you've learned in philosophy, prove the stool does not exist." I replied, "What stool?"
User avatar #1 - ThePhilosopher (02/15/2010) [-]
You rang?
User avatar #7 - altech (02/15/2010) [+] (1 reply)
Question: "What is courage?"

My Answer: "This."

and I turned that **** in. Got an A+.
#13 - kunu ONLINE (02/15/2010) [+] (2 replies)
I would've said "because you touch yourself at night."
User avatar #2 - WarpedHT (02/15/2010) [+] (3 replies)
the answer was 42
User avatar #22 - LarryPlatt (02/15/2010) [+] (4 replies)
To all the college students fo funnyjunk: If you can make the professor laugh, you will pass or get an A+.

I remember writing an in-class essay that asked why is there war and conflict. I had completely forgotten to study, so rather than write on topic, I instead wrote about a fictional war between the Mongolians and the Szechwans for the world's supply of Asian beef.

I got the highest score out of anyone in the class, and the essay is framed on my wall at home.

Go forth, young minds, and use your knowledge of humor gained here to recieve passing grades in the world of college.
#43 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [+] (1 reply)
Why?


To make you ask questions.
#12 - Babydolls **User deleted account** (02/15/2010) [+] (4 replies)
Question:
"Why is it important to know if you should mix an acid into a base, or a base into an acid?"

Answer:
"Because I need this 5 points to pass this test."

I'll post it for you guys sometime. I got the 5 points.
#19 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [+] (2 replies)
I was in a class once that was based on existence. The class taught us about we are in a dream world and nothing around us exists.
Anyway, for the final exam he gave us all some paper and pencils, and placed a chair in the middle of the class, and said this " Write about why this chair doesn't exist."
My answer:
"What Chair?"

I got an 100%.
User avatar #57 - JasonBourne (02/15/2010) [+] (4 replies)
Well, what is "why" besides the adverb that marks the beginning of a question? There is no information pertaining to this particular use of the word "why" so there is no way to know how to answer this particular question. Technically, If you begin your response to this particular question with the word "because" followed by an explanation as to "why" your answer can never be wrong. However, the fact that this particular gentleman has recieved an F is beyond me and the fact that his friend has recieved a C+ for asking a contradictory question I find rather peculiar. I believe the teacher asked for a definition of the word "why" to which I would've responded: Why-an adverb used to ask or talk about the reason, purpose, or cause of something
User avatar #62 to #61 - JasonBourne (02/15/2010) [-]
I did not forget the period. I simply ran out of characters and could not use one.
#24 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [-]
why?

because I divided by 0
#4 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [-]
no my teacher told me the story..
the students walked into the class to find the question written on the board, "Why?"
Everyone wrote down things like evolution, and God, but one student wrote down 2 words on his paper, "Why now?" and got an A+. he was the only student to get an A+
User avatar #37 - BingTheDinosaur (02/15/2010) [+] (1 reply)
i take philosophy and DAM PHILOSOPHY U SCARY
#9 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [-]
correct answer: "Because **** YOU!"
User avatar #44 - LeanPocket (02/15/2010) [-]
He hath tasted victory!
#60 - GhostBuster **User deleted account** (02/15/2010) [-]
Both of those people? They deserve ******* MEDALS.
#58 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [+] (1 reply)
The correct answer was "So"

You see, he asked a very vague question.

The answer "Because" isn't vague. if you had put "So", he would've given you a B-
#29 - anonymous (02/15/2010) [-]
why?

cuz ur adopted
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