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Re: Theos-World 2 questions

May 09, 2002 10:45 AM
by Bruce F. MacDonald


At 12:14 PM 5/9/02 -0400, you wrote:
Here is another one I remember from Logic class. "If the bough breaks, the
cradle will fall. Given that the cradle has fallen, one may therefore
conclude that the bough has broken." True of False
False: The two sentences are not connected. "If the bough breaks, the cradle will fall" only if the cradle is supported by the bough which breaks at the time of the breaking of the bough.
The fact of the cradle having fallen could be caused by the cradle falling off the back porch and has no causal connection to the bough breaking.

Peace, Bruce MacD

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