Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Asking Questions

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Answers (5)      Questions (4)      Research (3)      Curiosity (2)      Hypotheses (1)     


Answers, Curiosity, Questions, Research
Railway station building converted to cafe Author's own photo


I was sitting in a café sipping a cappuccino the other day when I started thinking about all sorts of changes that come with time. That led to me asking questions and coming up with some hypotheses. I could find the answers to some of my questions with a bit of research. Other questions couldn’t be answered with a high degree of certainty. That led me to wonder if sometimes it doesn’t matter if we find the answer to a question. Maybe sometimes the process of questioning and hypothesising is what’s important.

There are times it is definitely important to find the answer to a question and to be sure that answer is correct. When there is a safety issue one needs to know the answer.

People tend to like to know the answer to questions. They like to know facts and that sort of knowledge can be useful for exams and at a trivia night. Some feel a great deal of pride when they can provide an answer and prove they are right, especially if others had no idea.

Quite often ‘knowledge’ seems to be in a state of flux. One thinks a certain food is ‘good’ and then new research suggests differently. It works the other way too. The same uncertainty comes with information in other areas

As I sat I looked around at the café. In years gone by it was a railway station building. There was a large old fashioned clock hanging on the wall. I wondered if it was the original clock that people had referred to as they asked how long to the next train. Maybe it wasn’t even from a railway station.

I thought about the steam trains that would have carried passengers many years ago. What type of engines and carriages were they? What trains replaced them? Were they the trains we called ‘Red Hens’? A few minutes research on the internet when I got home answered my question. Yes, Red Hens replaced the steam trains on this line.

Then I asked myself some questions about what effect the building of the railway line would have had on the environment. I looked out of the window at the gum trees on the other side of the track. I imagine lots of trees would have been chopped down when the line was laid. How many trees would have been removed?

I saw a couple of birds fly into one of the trees. How did building the railway line effect the bird population? I wondered about the species of birds around the station. Are they the same as when the station was established? What effect did the establishing of local industries have on the bird population? Numerous other questions came to my mind.

There are some questions that are not easy to answer as there may be no records. Sometimes records are incomplete. Some things, like the number of birds in an area fluctuates from season to season and year to year and is influenced by a number of factors.

Maybe sometimes it doesn’t matter if you find the answer to your question. Perhaps the important thing is that you observe, are inquisitive, ask questions and have an open mind.

Categories
# Answers
# Curiosity
# Hypotheses
# Questions
# Research
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
What is it that people with anthophobia fear? They have an overwhelming **irrational** fear of flo...
130 views
These days we are often told to look after our own needs first
161 views
We all have to do some shopping for food, basic clothes, household goods or other essentials
120 views
When people hear the word 'amnesia' they worry because they know it means forgetting things and th...
164 views
Today has been 41C
185 views
Having a sense of humour helps you get through some tough times and can make the good times even b...
111 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
Breaking up is hard
136 views
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
4 likes
ID: 32077
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2227 views
One day you are off to work in a busy office as you have been doing for the past five years or lon...
149 views
Self-worth is our underlying belief about our value as a person, the opinion we have of oursel...
101 views
Decluttering is generally considered a 'good' thing these days
422 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6638 views
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1855 views
While researching tips for things that make people happier I came across the claim people who slee...
106 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12463 views
When I was in Adelaide today I decided to spend some time in the Botanic Garden
104 views
Without a question, people gravitate towards those who are more physically attractive
367 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version