The Instigator
Blacksnake
Pro (for)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
Rayze
Con (against)
Winning
14 Points

Riddle is hard

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Rayze
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/28/2012 Category: News
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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Votes (4)

 

Blacksnake

Pro

A harder riddle... :D

There is a blind man. The man has been blind since he was born. A mysterious man comes out and says to the blind man" since you are blind, I have a potion that can make you see again." The blind man takes the potion and then he can see. The misterous man goes away and Sherlok Holmes comes. He holds up a red hand cuff and says to the man that was blind but not now," what color is this?" The man looks at the hand cuff very carfully and says "red". Sherlok Holmes says that the potion is fake.

How is that posible?

Rayze

Con

This riddle is a sham. You have provided me very little information to work with!
A man that has been blind from birth should not be able to define colors. Therefore, by holding up handcuffs that are red (are we talking toy handcuffs since red handcuffs are rare), the blind man should say "silver", or "grey", or "I don't know". But by saying "red", the blind man betrays knowledge he shouldn't logically have, and must have obtained it through a sham. Most likely the blind man is a confederate of the mysterious man. However, the text of the riddle shows that the opportunity for fraud has not been indicated to be the work of the mysterious man. Therefore I can not make any predictions as to how the blind man knows the correct color because of the lack of information on how he knows the correct color. There may be other reasons besides deceit for the blind man to know the cuff's color: Perhaps someone once told him that all handcuffs are red, and so when he sees the handcuffs, he assumes they must be red. This assumes facts not evidenced in the riddle. In addition Sherlock Holmes will not be able to say it is fake with such limited data considering how thorough he is.
Debate Round No. 1
Blacksnake

Pro

LOL you looked that up..
Rayze

Con

I did not look it up.
Judging by your text I will assume that I solved the riddle correctly.
I asked Ishallannoyyo in the comments if I got it right after I guessed since he also had the same riddle.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by ishallannoyyo 4 years ago
ishallannoyyo
You have almost the same answer.
Posted by Rayze 4 years ago
Rayze
you're serious?
Did I answer it right then?
Posted by ishallannoyyo 4 years ago
ishallannoyyo
This is the exact same riddle Richard posted...
Posted by Blacksnake 4 years ago
Blacksnake
Hello?
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Vote Placed by 1Devilsadvocate 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con solved the riddle. Pro made a baseless accusation. & there is nothing wrong with looking it up anyway. I was going to give 3 points to pro, to counter Ron Paul, but then I realized he is justified in giving all 7 points to con. 4 to counter richarddong, & 3 bec. con got it right. Just saying this in case any other voter thinks as I regionally did.
Vote Placed by drafterman 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Successfully solved the riddle.
Vote Placed by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Um I thing that the guy who just got banned doesn't present an adequate vote . Con solved it .
Vote Placed by richarddong 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Um I thing that Blacksnake actually won .