bouer wrote:Try seeing how many of them you can answer. A surprising number are actually valid questions.
It's actually tempting to try and answer them all. But it would cost me quite some time and I don't think anyone would terribly care.
Oh well, I'll do a few anyway.
Q: Why is NASA shutting down?
A: Because budget deficit.
Q: Why do good people die?
A: Because there is no god.
Q: Why are there ants in my laptop?
A: Because you spilled a coke on it years ago. The sugar still sticks on the inside. Stop bringing your laptop to picknicks.
Q: Why are there celebrities?
A: Because you adore them.
Q: Why is sex so important?
A: Because humans do not support mitosis.
Q: Why do I say uh?
A: To prevent akward silences.
Q: Why is outer space so cold?
A: The "standard" temperature is 0 kelvin or −273.15 °C (−459.67 °F). Earth is warmer because we get radiation (energy) from the sun and heat that radiates from the (very hot) core of earth. In outer space you get less of that, depending on where exactly you are.
Q: Why is dying so scary?
A: Evolution. It's largely genetic. If you weren't afraid of death, you would far too easily engage in extremely dangerous activities, spoiling your chances of distributing your DNA. In other words: the people who weren't afraid of death probably got eaten by mammoths or fell of mountains, or wondered if they could keep their head underwater for an hour and a half. They failed to reproduce and because of that you don't have their DNA. This is also why you feel pain, another unpleasant experience. It's just to keep you out of harms' way. Mind you, many people find peace with death as they grow older and feel their life is complete. So just hang in there!