What are questions?
A simple topic with an unknown answer
Questions are one of the most interesting linguistic techniques that the human language can employ. They are unlike anything else in language. Questions are also something that only large-brained animals are known to do.
What is a question? It is a verbal suggestion of something that which does not exist. An inquiry into the unknown. It implies abstract thinking and requires a curiosity to expand knowledge about the world.
Questions posit a world which does not exist for the subjective viewer, a world that can be uncovered through probing it with language. They are unique in language in that their sentence structure does not have to have a verb or a noun. You can communicate a question solely through one word with an upward inflection in the voice.
Why are questions this way? Is any of this important? It is believe that questions are a hallmark of higher-order thinking in which objects have permanence and judgements about the world are made on a constant and ever-revising basis. This is an identified of a predictive forebrain that enables long-term planning and abstract and creative thinking. All of this lends itself to the establishment of a conscious being.
When an organism begins asking questions of itself, it is a sign of consciousness. All that we do is merely a question, an unverified hypothesis of thought. You think, therefore are you real? Do you have consciousness? As long as you ask questions, I think so. ER.