• Question: what is the best question you have been asked?

    Asked by Simran to Lucy, Sally, Louise, James, David, Dan on 4 Mar 2019. This question was also asked by hami.
    • Photo: Lucy Maddox

      Lucy Maddox answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      Oooh! I like it! Maybe this one?! It’s a bit philosophical! 🙂

    • Photo: Dan Taylor

      Dan Taylor answered on 6 Mar 2019:


      I think it might be a little too soon to answer! There’s been tonnes of fab ones though! It’s been really nice seeing everyone engage and answer some particularly interesting and in depth questions 🙂

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      David Chadwick answered on 6 Mar 2019:


      The answer to this depends upon the context.
      In the context of relationships it was when the vicar asked me “do you take this woman to be your wife”. YEESSS.
      In the context of work, it when the University of Kent asked me “Will you take the job offer of Professor”. You Bet!
      In the context of families, it was when my first daughter asked her first question (which was probably “Why”). Watching children grow and develop is one of life’s most amazing wonders.
      So I have been asked many best questions in my life, but in different contexts.
      In the field of computer science you soon learn that context is very important, because if you try to run a computer program out of context it will not run as expected.

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      Sally Tilt answered on 6 Mar 2019:


      I’ve enjoyed lots of the questions so far – often the ones that appeared straightforward initially, turned out to be quite complex once I began answering (like this question for example!)

      I did enjoy the question about ‘what is the most annoying question you get asked as a psychologist?’ – I felt like the person asking it had thought through that there was aspects of being a psychologist that could be fascinating to others and that this might raise issues.

    • Photo: Louise Rodgers

      Louise Rodgers answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      If you mean on ‘I’m a Scientist’ this one is ranking very highly! Its the type of question I like to ask children (at work and my children own at home). ‘What was your favourite thing/lesson/activity/fact today?’ gets much more thinking and a fuller answer than, ‘how was your day?’ (‘meh’) or ‘what did you do today?’ (‘nothing’).

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      James Munro answered on 10 Mar 2019:


      Hey Simran,

      The question about psychological thrillers and how realistic they are, was pretty badass. You can read it here: https://relationshipsm19.imascientist.org.uk/question/to-what-extent-are-the-psychological-thriller-movies-shows-accurate/

      Ooh, or the question about why healthy relationships are so hard to maintain: https://relationshipsm19.imascientist.org.uk/question/why-are-healthy-relationships-so-difficult-to-maintain/

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