„For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed.

The riddle does not exist.

If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein, livro Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Fonte: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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„In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.“

—  Oscar Wilde, livro Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

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„Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.“

—  John Tukey American mathematician 1915 - 2000

The future of data analysis. Annals of Mathematical Statistics 33 (1), (1962), page 13.
Variante: "An approximate answer to the right question is worth a great deal more than a precise answer to the wrong question." "as the renowned statistician John Tukey once reportedly said," according to Super Freakonomics page 224.

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„The right way to ask the question is: How does the concept of a point fit into the logical structure of Euclid's geometry? …It cannot be answered by a definition.“

—  Freeman Dyson, livro Infinite in All Directions

Ch. 2 : Butterflies and Superstrings, p. 17
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Contexto: Euclid... gave his famous definition of a point: "A point is that which has no parts, or which has no magnitude." …A point has no existence by itself. It exists only as a part of the pattern of relationships which constitute the geometry of Euclid. This is what one means when one says that a point is a mathematical abstraction. The question, What is a point? has no satisfactory answer. Euclid's definition certainly does not answer it. The right way to ask the question is: How does the concept of a point fit into the logical structure of Euclid's geometry?... It cannot be answered by a definition.

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„Answer all the questions that I'm too afraid to ask“

—  Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Fonte: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

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„What you are is a question only you can answer.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

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„That question is too good to spoil with an answer.“

—  Harry Mulisch, livro The Discovery of Heaven

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„What is the question, to which this is the answer?“

—  Nancy Kopell American mathematician 1942

In an interview on DSweb. https://dsweb.siam.org/The-Magazine/Article/interview-with-nancy-kopell Also quoted by Alexandros Gelastopoulos in Synchronization properties and functional implications of parietal beta1 rhythm. https://open.bu.edu/handle/2144/38796 Doctoral dissertation, Boston University (2019). Preface.

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