Re: An even sillier riddle

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 12:21:47 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> When a cat rides by on a bicycle, I am there;
> When the soldiers march past carrying cheese, I am there;
> I am the downfall of emperors;
> I am the healer of souls.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

I still don't understand your solution to the box riddle, as it was
orginally represented.

When I first heard riddles as a small child, it was probably in the
context of Tokien's Hobbit or other stories. When I was little, I had a
book that had excerpts from all these other children's books. I thought
it was (is) a really good book, but it perhaps does not have any riddles
in it. I should look at it and see what the stories are, I read it a
short time ago.

About the box riddle, it made me think of two boxes existing in the same
place for one to be inside the other. It could be an egg or time, those
are regular answers for riddles. Maybe it's the box from one second to
the next second.

About this new riddle, it seems absurd.


Ross Andrew Finlayson
Finlayson Consulting
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