A fun game, but maybe not for everyone. If you're having trouble, do what I did: ask a lot of questions. I've noticed that the part of the argument that requires the challenge is the same part that Socrates will make an additional comment on.
It would be nice if there was an option to turn the shooting gallery on and off while sailing. Too often I want to save it for an important quest but then they start shooting at a fishing ship and waste all my ammo.
So, I solved the last puzzle and nothing happened. No finger coming down, no badge earned. Is this the alternate solution that the developer mentioned? It seems odd that it wouldn't also lead to the same conclusion.