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QUESTION:
In terms of science, what is the importance of the question?

ANSWER from Stephanie Wong on 4 December 2006:
Without questions, there would be no answers.  To a scientist, what drives us is to understand nature and what we don't know, we want to find out.  Before one can come up with answers, we have to be able to formulate a question.  Scientists will familiarize themselves with a topic, seeing what has been done and what there is to be done.  They will first formulate a question (what they want to study) and then go about trying to answer that question.  There are many things unsolved in the world simply because the "question" has not been realized.

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