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Re: college applications alexandra_k

Posted by sigismund on September 3, 2020, at 4:21:55

In reply to college applications, posted by alexandra_k on August 20, 2020, at 11:22:06

I read this and thought you might like it.

The story goes that Bertrand Russell, in a lecture on logic, mentioned that in the sense of material implication, a false proposition implies any proposition.
A student raised his hand and said "In that case, given that 1 = 0, prove that you are the Pope."
Russell immediately replied, "Add 1 to both sides of the equation: then we have 2 = 1. The set containing just me and the Pope has 2 members. But 2 = 1, so it has only 1 member; therefore, I am the Pope."

 

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