If you are sure there is only one answer, then you understood neither the problem nor the proposed solution. (+5)
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 7th 18 (#818025)
says Will_Janitor on Feb 7th 18 (#2721392)
Depends on what you are talking about. Sometimes solutions are obvious, sometimes not.
says Tiffanee on Feb 7th 18 (#2721409)
Solution can be obvious. The danger comes in thinking it is the only solution.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722049)
Yes sometimes we brainstorm for answer to problem get frustrated and if just patient and observant sometimes the answer is right in front of us.
says Metal_god14 on Feb 7th 18 (#2721415)
2 x 2 = 4 That's the answer and the solution, the problem is solved.
says SynysterGates on Feb 7th 18 (#2721422)
That is one solution. It is far from the only solution. In carpentry for example, 2 x 2 = 1.75 x 1.75
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722051)
Actually ... you're right, same as a 2 x 4.
says SynysterGates on Feb 9th 18 (#2722138)
You are going to get all kinds of shit for this post.
Someone will say 1+1=2. But you are right, after Leibniz showed us that 1+1 also equals 10, the world opened to the possibility of digital computing.
says VicZinc on Feb 7th 18 (#2721445)
Indeed I am.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722052)
I agree. Being a skeptic, I would not say that 1 plus 1 will always equal 2. For all I know, we might someday make a discovery that invalidates our current understanding of addition.
says PhilboydStudge on Feb 7th 18 (#2721457)
I like mr. Zinc's example. In binary it equals 10.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722054)
The proposed solution. Hmmmm....
Not every problem has a solution. Sometimes they solve themselves. Sometimes a problem is eternal.
Sometimes ones problem can be another's solution.
Life is a problem ......
says Carla on Feb 7th 18 (#2721462)
Are you speaking of a specific problem or every problem? If the problem is that you're thirsty, the only reasonable solution is to drink. If the problem is that there's a child molester on the loose there are any number of solutions.
says JerryHendrickson on Feb 8th 18 (#2721500)
Well said. But what to drink, how much, and from which of the many possible sources do we choose to drink?
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722055)
Liquid, from whatever source you can find that isn't toxic.
says JerryHendrickson on Feb 9th 18 (#2722058)
“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
— Roger Scruton
says Budwick on Feb 8th 18 (#2721710)
Unless it's math. LOL
says Walt_OReagun on Feb 13th 18 (#2723948)
If that is the case you better make sure the askier is worth your time - If not walk away - if so make them put the question into a form you understand.
says LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred on Mar 20th 18 (#2735414)
That is exactly the situation when a bill comes up for a vote in the legislature. The legislature insists that all people must conform to one solution, but the people might never agree on which solution is right or whether one solution is right for all cases. (Abortion, for example.)
says that_guy on Mar 22nd 18 (#2735931)