Causal world doesn’t allow for whyever

There are five Ws that we are taught as children, namely who, what where, when, and why (for now we’ll leave out how). On their own, these words are often use to start a interrogative sentence however when mated with the word “ever” they become a lexicon wild card or in computer science lingo, a metasyntactic variable. It allows for time, place, things and person to be fungible and commutative. As an example, we say “whoever comes first in the race today will advance to the national competition”. Whoever implies anyone as though the statement of action can be actualized by any of the individual racers. In other words, the truth of the statement is not depended on who the individual is, and this demonstrates the fungibility of the individual that may become the winner. The same goes for whatever, wherever, and whenever, but have you noticed that whyever is conspicuously missing from the list?

Before discussing the impossibility of whyever, I’d like to discuss the transitive and associate nature of time, which is reflected in the word whenever. Although history records specific events at specific date and time, we also understand that


~ by rotatetechnology on November 19, 2011.

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