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Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:58 PM
"The agreed deal, whether you trick me or not, was that if I guessed his fate correctly you would let him go. Right now, if you have an inch of heart, you will give him back. If you are truly cruel, you will eat him. Now I will tell you your fate. If you eat my child, I will hunt you and the things you love until my life is over, when I shall join him."
Kind of sad to me...
Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:09 PM
Is an idiot, and guesses something random, which is then wrong
Or she says "give back the child" which she would be worng so the croc would eat the child
Or she says "eat the child" so the croc would have to give the child back, so then she would be worng in her answer and he would have to eat the child, and this is probably the best answer because it goes on infinatly between her being correct and incorrect, one of them would eventually die and the childs fate would actually be to out live either the croc or his mother.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:58 PM
I would have gotten my child back.
"The child will die"
Since the crocodile would want to eat him, and that would be his fate- death, then she gets her kid back.
Since her child will eventually grow old and die, than the fate holds true once the kid is returned.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 04:20 AM
Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:17 AM
the answer is "I will be thrown off of a cliff." yet another vicious circle is formed like the one above.
Everyone is thinking too far into the question. It isn't asking anything about the nature of the crocodile but what statement would make the crocodile have to let the child go.
Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:11 PM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:37 PM
By being non committal about when the baby dies and who, if anyone should kill it, the croc must return the baby.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:21 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:24 AM
HE said she had to guess, not guess correctly or incorrectly. ie) anyone can guess the end score of a game, or the way the world will end
that's why I edited the sophism a long time ago - guess was replaced by predict fate ... check page 1
Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:33 AM
If he claims this guess was incorrect, then he'll have to eat him; the guess will then be correct and the crocodile will have broken his word. The crocodile, being a clever and honest sophist, will have reasoned this out and if the mother gives that answer, he can only return the child.
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