Thursday, May 28, 2009

Philosophy Test


An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"


24 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thanks for starting my day off with a smile.
Charlotte

bj said...

Like Charloltte, you gave me a chuckle this morning..
xo bj

Clif said...

WONDERFUL!!!

Boo-Bah said...

That is so funny! It has given me a smile before I start my housework.

Thank you!
Iris

Blondie's Journal said...

Priceless!!!

xoxo
Jane

Darla said...

What a smartypants!! This is great.

April said...

I've never heard this story, but it's one I'll definitely be sharing! Thank you!

Darlene said...

That is great!

Barbara H. said...

Good one!

Charlotte said...

Hi again.
About my DVDs, here's a post I did about them last year.
http://athomeinscottsdale.blogspot.com/2008/03/another-hobby.html
My latest endeavor has been putting together a book featuring our overseas trips. I did it on Blurb.com and uploaded it a couple of days ago to be printed. I can hardly wait for it to arrive. I'll do a post about it when it does arrive.
Charlotte

tea said...

Hahahhaha! Funny! He wrote right to the point.

Judi said...

Interesting answer...I guess that is the answer he was looking for.
thank you for sharing
Judi

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Tee hee hee! Brilliant answer & one that I would never have thought of! ☺ Diane

Charli and me said...

LOL I loved that ♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat one, Sally! You always come up with the best things to post!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Faye said...

Sally, This was a good one! Blessings, Faye

Picket said...

Ok....I am sitting here with my mouth wide open....I have been back reading here and I cannot believe how long I have been away!!!! You have sold your house and buying a new one and going to a rental until it is finished....oh my word..what else have you been keeping from me girl!!!!

I have missed you Sally and I am so happy for you on the selling of your home and the buying of your new one...what an exciting time for you and the family...I can't wait to see your new place and the RED door!!!! Oh I love a red door...mine use to be red...hummmm..I liked it that way too! lol Hope you are doing well my friend and having a fantastic week...it sure was good catching up with you sweetie!

Dorothy said...

His answer probably made the Prof. smile, too. ☺

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I like your test today. Especially the 'A' answer. Very clever and right up your alley.

We are having a wonderful trip Sally. Someday it could be you. We planned this a long time. I still love my NC mountains best. They are green and lush. These mountains are huge and cold to me. Beautiful though.

Don't work too hard my friend.

Hugs...Jeanne

Dixie said...

That's what I was thinking... but then I've always been one to find the shortcut to everything..

great mindbender...

hugs. Dixie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That's great! laurie

Becky said...

Love this... the simplest answer is always the best.

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

Perfect.

Sounds like the kinda dude you wanna hang out with!

If it were me, though, I would have written..."But it does exist, you weirdo. Here, let me sit on it for you. May I paint it pink?"

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL, smart kid.
I'm trying to catch up, haven't been too active on blog this week, so much going on. But still try to visit my friends.
Molly