What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

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What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Parralelex » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:52 pm UTC

I dunno if my "answer" even works, but we'll see. And then we'll learn new things together! Hooray!
I put the "fun" in "mathematics".

And then I took it back out.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Qaanol » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:57 pm UTC

Correct!

Spoiler:
“What” is not the answer to that puzzle.


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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Parralelex » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:59 pm UTC

Qaanol wrote:Correct!

Spoiler:
“What” is not the answer to that puzzle.


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That works. I'm looking for something different though.
I put the "fun" in "mathematics".

And then I took it back out.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Qaanol » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:27 pm UTC

Spoiler:
A single word.

Although…
Spoiler:
Monosyllabic.
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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby HonoreDB » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:40 pm UTC

Spoiler:
Any answer that has already been given.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Demki » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:31 pm UTC

For the sake of trying, and because HonoreDB already wrote what I wanted.

Spoiler:
The answer to this puzzle is defineable, thus anything that isn't defineable definitely isn't the answer to this puzzle.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Gwydion » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:20 am UTC

Spoiler:
Nothing.

Assume the puzzle does not have a solution. Therefore, the answer to the puzzle can't be "nothing" because no solution exists.

Instead assume a solution exists. Therefore, the answer to the puzzle can't be nothing because it has to be something.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby dudiobugtron » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:10 am UTC

Spoiler:
I think this both is and isn't the answer to all of these sorts of questions.
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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Reecer6 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:37 pm UTC

Spoiler:
"The answer to this puzzle." The riddle clearly asks what is not "The answer to this puzzle." As that is the clearest false answer, it's obvious it's the answer!

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Adam H » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:42 pm UTC

Spoiler:
"There is no answer" is the answer.

I don't have any reasoning, it just seems like it should work. :)
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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby eulerIV » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:42 am UTC

You are all morons. If you post an answer, then your answer isnt an answer, so you are wrong.

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby Qaanol » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:22 am UTC

eulerIV wrote:You are all morons. If you post an answer, then your answer isnt an answer, so you are wrong.

I can confirm that what you have written here is, in fact, not the answer to the puzzle.
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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby dudiobugtron » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:26 am UTC

eulerIV wrote:You are all morons. If you post an answer, then your answer isnt an answer, so you are wrong.

Unless it is simultaneously the answer and not the answer at the same time. cf: my earlier post.
Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialetheism

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Re: What isn't the answer to this puzzle?

Postby mfb » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:45 pm UTC

Spoiler:
This text.


I like that:
Qaanol wrote:
Spoiler:
A single word.


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