Brad Plumer, "Two Degrees: How the World Failed on Climate Change", Vox 4/22/2014:
"If you’re serious about 2°C, the rates of change are so significant that it begs the way we see the world. That’s what people aren’t prepared to embrace," says Kevin Anderson, a climate scientist at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research. "Essentially you’d have to start asking questions about our current society and how we develop and grow."
But I missed the interestingly diverse range of ways that beg has been re-lexicalized as a result of people's attempts to make some sense of question begging: it can be taken to mean "(the question) comes up", or "(something) brings up the issue of", or just plain "(someone or something) asks". Some internet examples:
The question therefore begs the way to combat obesity or maybe the slightest excess weight as well as answer is based on healthy eating.
And during all this, you'll get sexual theory that underlies the actions, which begs the way into the next level of the book…
It begs the way I feel about my wife and the music just makes me want to cry….for joy.
The question begs — what is the role of P-glycoprotein in normal physiology?
Verdict begs: What happened to civility?
Forty Years After Martin Luther King's Assassination, the Question Begs: What if He Had Lived?
Admirable – but the question begs what, if any role DISPERSANTS play in this training?
I love the question Facebook begs: what have you been up to?
Curiosity begs… What is your opinion on Unitarian Universalists?
The question begs. What language are you translating?
So the question begs, what is this going to cost US?
The question of the ontology behind it is intriguing because it really begs whether this is a legitimate question to ask or whether we're just able to ask this question since we did come into existence.
A thought-provoking piece that begs whether we should rethink medical privacy to accelerate advancement.
This begs whether the United States should have invaded Afghanistan in the first place.
This definition begs whether every expression can be put into standard form; the answer is positive and provided by this lemma.