Alternate Activity 2: Challenge Question
Activity time: 5 minutes
Description of Activity
Challenge questions guide a deeper inquiry for especially thoughtful individuals and groups.
Remind the group of the last line spoken by the woman in the story:
It's turtles all the way down.
Say that two men named Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein wrote a book called Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. They tell the turtle story in the book, then talk about what philosophy is like. They say:
Questions beget questions, and those questions beget another whole generation of questions. It's questions all the way down.
- What do Cathcart and Klein mean when they say, "It's questions all the way down"?
- Are they right? Once you get started with big questions and answers, is there any end in sight?
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