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before you say it, stuff like "does one plus one equal two?" or "what does one plus one equal?" aren't neutral because those questions imply that there is a solution
#2
in any case that is a terribly wordy, shitty question
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that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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before you say it, stuff like "does one plus one equal two?" or "what does one plus one equal?" aren't neutral because those questions imply that there is a solution


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#12
Define 'neutral' in this context please
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Define 'neutral' in this context please

like, the question itself is not taking a stance or implying anything
#14
I can't think of any kind of question that doesn't imply that the instance in question isn't suggested to some degree.
#15
Surely something purely subjective, like "what is your favourite colour?" I mean the question (generally) has no purpose other than to just know something about someone, and it doesn't have a preference to what colour the person actually likes.
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Surely something purely subjective, like "what is your favourite colour?" I mean the question (generally) has no purpose other than to just know something about someone, and it doesn't have a preference to what colour the person actually likes.

that question implies the person has a favorite color
#17
Oh I see what you mean now.

No, there is no question that doesn't imply anything, because every question implies that there is an answer, or sometimes specifically a lack of answer.
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bonus points: is the question "can a question be completely neutral?" a neutral question?

No. Because it suggests that it should be perceived as such.

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No, there is no question that doesn't imply anything, because every question implies that there is an answer, or sometimes specifically a lack of answer.

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#27
but what
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I made a thread asking how people heard about UG. Is that a neutral question?
Additionally, is me asking if that is a neutral question a neutral question?
Is that question neutral as well?
Neutral?
something something neutral.
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#32
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like, the question itself is not taking a stance or implying anything
Easy. 90% of questions asked in academic papers which present a question without giving an answer; instead going directly to evidence and not hypothesising would fill that.

however
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No. Because it suggests that it should be perceived as such.



so, OP, are you asking for a neutral question treating the question itself as the base, or the reaction from those who may consider it?

As it is, 1+1=? is neutral - The implication that a question has a solution (which is not a null result) is implying that everyone knows the answer, that everyone /knows/ the answer, and/or that people know there is a solution. In this case, mathematics are as close to objectivity as humans can get, and as such it's a poor example to make for such things, as something purely mechanical has no prejudice or agenda - math is just the manipulation or observation of figures and it exists separately from opinion. It's like asking what note is a tone above a C is: there is no opinion, there is only research to prove it which collectively confirms how many hz above the C it's from, what it would be in hz if we didn't use letters to describe it, etc. There is no opinion, only analysis and collected evidence to come to a conclusion.

A question has or requests an outcome. That's inherent, even in a rhetoric. It is reactive and requires a subject to be raised to discussion without surety (excluding rhetorics) to be interrogative and as such it is neutral until a perceivable agenda can be is placed on it. If I ask on a random thread "what's a hypotenuse?", I am asking for information on something: I make no directly observable assumptions and ask under no pretense, and as such any judgement of the question alone is conjecture or assumption. So if there is an agenda, you must once again ask whether a question is neutral under evidenced bias and presumed bias. If it is evidenced, language to suggest an opinion or judgement in the form of verbal intonation, context, word choices etc come into play, but these can be removed to a significant degree.

TL;DR remove biased language as much as possible and ask it in the context of genuine ignorance or at least with the acknowledgement that no answer is known to any accurate degree until evidenced.
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#33
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implying i want to do something

nice job missing the point dork
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Easy. 90% of questions asked in academic papers which present a question without giving an answer; instead going directly to evidence and not hypothesising would fill that.

however


so, OP, are you asking for a neutral question treating the question itself as the base, or the reaction from those who may consider it?

As it is, 1+1=? is neutral - The implication that a question has a solution (which is not a null result) is implying that everyone knows the answer, that everyone /knows/ the answer, and/or that people know there is a solution. In this case, mathematics are as close to objectivity as humans can get, and as such it's a poor example to make for such things, as something purely mechanical has no prejudice or agenda - math is just the manipulation or observation of the manipulation of figures and it exists separately from opinion. It's like asking what note is a tone above a C is: there is no opinion, there is only research to prove it which collectively confirms how many hz above the C it's from, what it would be in hz if we didn't use letters to describe it, etc. There is no opinion, only analysis and collected evidence to come to a conclusion.

A question has or requests an outcome. That's inherent, even in a rhetoric. It is reactive and requires a subject to be raised to discussion without surety (excluding rhetorics) to be interrogative and as such it is neutral until a perceivable agenda can be is placed on it. If I ask on a random thread "what's a hypotenuse?", I am asking for information on something: I make no directly observable assumptions and ask under no pretense, and as such any judgement of the question alone is conjecture or assumption. So if there is an agenda, you must once again ask whether a question is neutral under evidenced bias and presumed bias. If it is evidenced, language to suggest an opinion or judgement in the form of verbal intonation, context, word choices etc come into play, but these can be removed to a significant degree.

TLR remove biased language as much as possible and ask it in the context of genuine ignorance or at least with the acknowledgement that no answer is known to any accurate degree until evidenced.

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make the answer simply "why?" if u wanna look cool n angsty they might like it
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thanks for writing my essay for me
i don't even study this stuff i have lectures tomorrow morning what am i doing with my life help
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#37
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make the answer simply "why?" if u wanna look cool n angsty they might like it

i will consider this i am p cool n angsty ya know
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Easy. 90% of questions asked in academic papers which present a question without giving an answer; instead going directly to evidence and not hypothesising would fill that.


this.

Also look at statistical analysis. Pretty much every single hypothesis is a neutral question since the answer is completely based on objective stats and computation.

EDIT: And this seems like one of those bullshit philosophy lectures where the professor shoots down every proposed example and goes "Aha! I'm so smart. Isn't philosophy cool and relevant??"
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TL;DR remove biased language as much as possible and ask it in the context of genuine ignorance or at least with the acknowledgement that no answer is known to any accurate degree until evidenced.


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