90 Miles From Tyranny : Smullyan’s Paradox

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Smullyan’s Paradox


At a desert oasis, A and B decide independently to murder C. A poisons C’s canteen, and later B punches a hole in it. C dies of thirst. Who killed him?

A argues that C never drank the poison. B claims that he only deprived C of poisoned water. They’re both right, but still C is dead. Who’s guilty?


Seems To Me... If He Is At An Oasis, Why Did He Die Of Thirst?

3 comments:

Knucklehead said...

Was it midnight at the oasis? Did he put his camel to bed?

HalfElf said...

Neither he was drunk and forgot the canteen in his tent when he slipped out for a Camel.

HalfElf said...

Neither he was drunk and forgot the canteen in his tent when he slipped out for a Camel.