Prompt ~ Weak
A boy arranges to meet his girl friend for a date, but she does not turns up. The boy is hurt and angry. He is naturally curious and tracks her down and his repeated question is – WHY ?
– coz I missed my bus
– coz I was late leaving work
– coz I did not notice the time
– coz I was distracted
– coz I was unhappy about something
– coz I don’t want to see you anymore
Why is often circumvented by how. After a spate of weak excuses, she was forced to state the real cause.
Similarly, our scientists today direct their research towards how rather than why. They seek facts and not the truth.
For example they know lot about the biology and chemistry of live organisms but little about what makes them tick. They know a lot about how the universe came about but little as to why it came about.