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#1 10-09-2008 12:42:22

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A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

You need to go shopping for groceries.
You only have a couple hours to fit the shopping trip into your day.
The problem is that, you need to  do all of your shopping for the next couple weeks, but you have locked your money in your bedroom and you don't have a key.

You are sure that there is some change in your couch, but it's stuck way down inside the thing and you'll probably have to tear the whole thing apart to get to that money, and though your not sure how much is in there, you doubt that it is enough to buy, much more then a gallon of milk.


Your sure that if you forget the couch, and try to get that bedroom door open, you would succeed, but it will take more effort then getting the money out of the couch; but if you succeed, you can get everything you need from the store and you won't need the money in the couch.

what do you do?


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#2 10-09-2008 02:57:25

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

Alright.. is this a trick question?  There just seems to be more to this than meets the eye...  hmmm.


Open the bedroom door, buy enough for just that night and maybe the next, take a deep breath, and worry about the rest of the groceries a few days later.  After a stressful morning of lock-picking, I'm not going to be in any mood to run through the grocery store (although I'm incredibly fast with a grocery cart-lots of trips in at 10pm when they close at 11....)

Besides, I have kids.  I'm afraid to stick my hands in the couch...


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#3 10-09-2008 07:15:50

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

If you're still at home, why is the bedroom locked?  neutral    Which side of the door are you on?  wink  smarty


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#4 10-09-2008 07:24:41

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

Okay  I don't  stick my hands down in our couch eaither, we have pets which can sometimes be worse then kids!  Me I don' t have to pick a lock at my house,  I go outside and just open the window and come through , get the money and unlock the door.    Good answer hencackle   rotflol


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#5 10-09-2008 08:36:44

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

Did Colleen lock you in the padded cell again!?   smarty


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#6 10-09-2008 09:36:26

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

:funny 
You know something we don't?!!!  rotfl

IF Steve is locked in, he could remove the pins from the door hinges and slip the door right out.


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#7 10-09-2008 02:28:11

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

Hencackle wrote:

If you're still at home, why is the bedroom locked?  neutral    Which side of the door are you on?  wink  smarty

You are on the outside of the bedroom door.
You are over thinking this, as if it were a riddle; it isn't a riddle, it is a simple Analogous Hypothetical.
Your ability to get in the room is a given, but it will take some effort; how you decide to get into the room is irrelevant, and completely up to your own imagination, but again, you know that you can get in, of you put some work into it.

The question is more to do with your choice to get in the room, to take the money from the couch etc...
This is a choice you need to make about what to do, not a riddle on how to do it. big_smile


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#8 10-09-2008 03:13:03

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

I hope people keep reading and posting their reply to this question; you may have noticed a couple things about this question that are the key to the whole thing.
The first thing you might notice is the word Analogous; this question is an analogy.
The second is that, this post is Not in the games forum, it IS in the debate forum, and if it does receive a few answers, eventually, it will probably turn into a debate.


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#9 10-09-2008 03:47:38

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

And Steve, your answer begs the following two questions (to which I think we deserve answers, lol):

  Analogy for WHAT?

  And what the heck in this question is debate-able?  trust me, you don't want to stick your hands into my couch either rotfl


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#10 10-09-2008 04:12:16

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Re: A simple Analogous Hypothetical - What would you do? Analogy Revealed

only you and country hen answered the question, before i reveal my point, I need to have more answers to the question; then everyone can tell me how the analogy doesn't apply and all that stuff, but before that happens, i would first like a base of answers big_smile


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