The croc could eat the child now and return it later
She should answer that the crocodile will not return the child so that even if it is wrong it will be right
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:08 AM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:49 AM
1) guess (correctly) what I will do with kid-->kid returned
2) predict kid's fate (wrong)-->kid eaten
Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:52 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:18 AM
Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:05 AM
If the mother says that the croc will eat the boy, the croc can only giv the baby back and will not having eating the baby as an option because if it did attempt to do that at any point, it will forfeit the baby. By saying the croc will eat him, the croc can't eat him.
Either, the croc eats or gives back the child and given its condition who ever heard of a talking crocodile, their larynx isn't fit for speech nor would it have been trained to such knowledge capacity to think and exhibit speech while other animals can only mimic. Therefore, the mother should stop daydreaming or blazing.
Edited by GGJT, 07 January 2011 - 05:12 AM.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:12 AM
Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:38 PM
Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:29 AM
BUT the stress and sight of a talking Crocodile might cause her to pass out from shock not being able to say anything forcing the crocodile to raise the child on his own till the woman can give him an answer. But let's face it, in todays economy, it will be impossible for him to find a job forcing him to rely on welfare checks to raise the baby. However, if the government finds out he's raising a baby that rightfully does not belong to him, child services will find him and take the baby away. The woman will by then hopefully woken up and claimed that a crocodile had kidnapped her baby.
THEREFORE, the child services will give the woman her baby back and the crocodile will go to jail for kidnapping.
SO the woman should technically do nothing.
Edited by Micky B, 03 March 2011 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:20 AM
I would think that the only way to make ANY sense of the situation is for the woman to repeat back to the croc EXACTLY what he said to HER: "If I guess right, you'll give my baby back, if I dont, you'll eat him. That's what you'll do to him." He'd have to return the baby, because she's CORRECT NO MATTER WHAT. Eh? hehehe
Um, you may have constructed another paradox. What if the crocodile answers, "Yes, if you guess right, I'll give you back your baby, if you don't, I'll eat him. I'm glad you understood what I just said, now take your guess." It is hard to expect a crocodile who is a sophist and can speak perfect English to be so foolish as to include his desire (the answer) within the parameters of the trial, namely "I'll eat him." Will the crocodile eat the child in either scenario?
Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:39 AM
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