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*From*: smitra@DELETETHISzonnet.nl*Subject*: [casi] Why is Saddam a threat?*Date*: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 18:20:54 +0100

It seems to me that Saddam is a threat because Bush says so. Interestingly, the following argument showing Santa Claus exists is more rigorous (due to Bruno Marchal): Consider the following sentence S If this sentence is true then Santa Claus exists. or equivalently: If S is true then Santa Claus exists. S being that very sentence. I will first prove that S is true. To prove it, let us suppose that S is true. But then S is true and "If S is true then Santa Claus exists" is true. But then by the usual modus ponens it follows that Santa Claus exists. So I have proved that from assuming S true it follows that Santa Claus exists. But this is exactly what S says so I have given a proof of S. Now, we know that S is true. But S says exactly that if S is true then Santa Claus exists. So by applying modus ponens again, we can conclude that Santa Claus exists. QED. _____________________________________________________________________ Zon Breedband Family, 2 keer zo snel als alle andere ADSL aanbieders. Voor maar 34 euro per maand. Bestel nu op www.zonnet.nl/breedband en krijg het modem gratis. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email casi-discuss-admin@lists.casi.org.uk All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk

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