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that is either true OR false - but not both. There is always an equating delimiter in there
- like an equals sign a greater than/ less than thingy or other similar vehicles to compare
2 values. in this case, the gal is either gonna say
<girly voice> I do <reg> or she'll say <well it's been lovely but.... I gotta go...> in
which case the statement is then false. There is no <well, maybe when you get a real job>
Some other propositions - 6 plus 4 is 10 - true; 6 plus 4 is 20 – false. 6 minus 4 is
2 – true; 6 minus 4 is infinity squared… uh, false.
OK so thats propositions. What about connectives? Well, connectives... connect. So think about
our big question popping here:
p: you will say 'yes' q: when i ask you to marry me
the 3 flavors - uh no there are only 3 connectives: that is…
negation: NOT p as in... i will NOT say 'yes' when you ask me to marry you
the 2nd flavor is called conjunction…
as in... you will say 'yes' when i ask you to marry me AND 6 plus 4 is 22. BOTH of these
conditions have to be true for the statement to be true. so in the first part, there's
a conditional element - will she or wont she?
but for this statement to be true, she has to in fact say yes when he asks AND he has
to work for the congressional budget committee because thats the only place on earth where
6 plus 4 is 22. otherwise that 2nd element is always false and so the proposition or
statement in toto is false....
ok the 3rd flavor is called disjunction.
like.. dis junction and dat junction
but DISJUNCTION is just another $5 word for... Or.
that is... the statement is true if EITHER condition is met - like... condition a: you
will say 'yes' when i ask you to marry me; OR 6 plus 4 is 22.
the proposition is true under the 'laws' of disjunction because the gal cartoon really
loves this statue dude and well, they wanna make babies.
yeah, as soon as possible - we know, we know.... so since the first part is true it doesnt
matter that the second part is false - the condition of either one OR the other being
true is met and the overall proposition is true.
Guess they don’t have to worry about their kid being…statuesque…