Originally posted by AthlonSavage
The only other way i can think of is through this question to all three Gods.
Does the Random God know who is the real truth God and who is the real false God?
The Logic Gods all know who the other ones are, but I suppose you could make up a situation where the Logic Gods didn't know anything about each
If this question is directed to the Truth God he wont able to answer at all, because the Truth God knows that the Random God may have no sense
of knowing what morality right or wrong is.
It has nothing to do with morality. It has to do with Logic ("correct" and "not correct.")
The Random God therefore may have no idea who is the Truth or False God before him. Conversly however the Random God may know.
In the category of "the Logic Gods don't know where the other ones are" then Truth Logic God will truthfully answer "no" and Random Logic God
answers randomly and False Logic God answers "yes"... and you are left with the same situation -- because YOU don't know if they know each other or
Then the person asking the question because the Truth God didnt answer his first question still is able to ask a a question to the Truth God.
The question will to my right is this the False God and if so answer with Ja.
Let's break it down. What you are saying is "If and only if
the False god is on the right, then 'ja' means 'yes.'"
If you're addressing Truth Logic God, the "if and only if" means BOTH parts of the statement must be true. So if it's Random Logic God on the
right, but ja means 'yes'" you will get whatever "no" is in the Logic God-Language. If the deity on the right is False Logic God, but ja means
"no", you will still get a "no" in the Logic God Language.
The Logic Gods are evaluating Logic and ONLY the Logic. So, Truth will answer "yes" if both parts of the statement are wrong: ("if and only if,
the False god is on the right then 'ja' means yes" -- if Random is on the right and "ja" means yes, then Truth will answer "da" (in other
words, he'll say "yes"))
If you're addressing Random, he ignores your question and just gives out a "ja" or "ya" as he feels like it.
If you're addressing False,remember that the "if and only if" means BOTH parts of the statement must be true. So if it's Random on the right, but
ja means 'yes'" you will get "yes" is in the God-Language. If the deity on the right is False, but ja means "no", you will still get a "yes"
in the God Language.
I probably should have presented them as robots rather than gods, but the idea of gods is that they're omnipotent and omniscient and omnipresent and
presumably will know anything you care to ask in any language you care to use (including one you make up on the spot.)