## Why, in Logic, Does “False” Imply Anything?

In a class on symbolic logic, students are taught the truth tables that define the “logical connectives” ∧ (and), ∨ (or), ¬ (not), and → (if … then). Everything makes sense until they are told that if p is false, then is true whether or not q is true. How can we say that “If pigs fly, then 2 is …