A Conversation for The Liar's Paradox

A riddle of liars.

Post 1

dw_insane

A woman dies and goes into the afterlife. She meets two men in where the a passage divides. She is told by a sign that one of the men always lies and guards the gate to hell and that the other always tells the truth and guards the gate to heaven. Apart from this they are indistinguishable. She may ask either man only one question which she doesn't already know the answer to to determine which gate to go through to get to heaven. She successfully works out which gate is to heaven. What question does she ask?


A riddle of liars.

Post 2

dusk

would the other man tell me that his is the rout to heven?

sorry i'm cheeting (its in the labarinth)


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Post 3

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

“Is one of you a liar?”



If the response is “No” – That’s your liar and his gate should be avoided like the plague.

If the response is “yes” – He is your truth teller and his should be the gate you enter.




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Post 4

dusk

that might work better.
but she alredy knows the ansswer to that and one of the things in the start of the thred is she cant ask something she knows the answer to.


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Post 5

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

hmmmmm


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Post 6

dusk

thats why i thought of the complicated would he say he was telling the truth thingy,
that one sort of boiles down to if it says yes go through it and if it says no go through the other one, i think smiley - erm


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Post 7

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

am i female the question she should ask


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Post 8

dusk

doesn't she know?
smiley - erm this is an award question


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Post 9

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

lol smiley - biggrin i....just....dont....know


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Post 10

dusk

*shrugs*


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Post 11

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

do you know the answer dusk?


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Post 12

dusk

i gessed the one from the laberinth but i havent realy got a clue.
you?


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Post 13

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

nop[e and im normally a walking encyclopedia of riddles, but this ones got me stumped i wouldnt care i used to know this riddle it was my fave for baffleing people


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Post 14

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

a man and his wife stop out side a bank and he gets out of the car and hits the central locking button he then goes into the bank on exitiing he walks up to the car and sees that hes wife is dead and theres a person the man has never seen before in the car but the doors are locked and there are no signs of forced entry what happened?


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Post 15

dusk

as he gets out of the car a bank robber jumps in knocking into him causing him to lock the car. the wife hasnt got the keys so she cant drive to where the robber wants to go so the robber shoots her and is traped with the body.


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Post 16

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

nope good guess though he locked the car as he left the car of his own will he wasnt knocked or any thing keep it up smiley - ok


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Post 17

dusk

hmm was the person alredy in the car before he locked it?
*roles eyes*
they would have to be for them to be locked in.
hang on i think i've sused it,
his wife was pregnant, and gave birth to the child whyle he was in the bank. she died in child birth and of cource he wouldnt have seen the baby befor because it was inside her.
is that right?


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Post 18

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

well done dusk your turn


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Post 19

dusk

ok frade its a famos one so you'll probibly know the answer but hear goes.

what crawls on 4 legs in the morning, walks on 2 at midday and walks with 3 inthe evening?


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Post 20

Musashi Himura, the ronin returns, is happy to be back

the riddle of the sphinx

its man

a infancy, adulthood, and old age.


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