> >> I don't follow this. If P is false then any Q demonstrated of P is > >> false too. > > > >Wrong! From assumption of a false statement one may deduce any statement > >at all, including any true statement. > > > >Bertrand Russell, in a public debate, once stated this, > > and was immediately challenged to prove that > >if 2 = 1, then he (Russell) was the Pope. > > > >As Russell's atheism was well known, the audience laughed loudly. > > > >As soon as the laughter died down Russell argued: > > "The Pope and I are two" > > "If 2 = 1 then the Pope and I are one, > > "therefore I am the Pope." > > > >At which the audience roared. > > Yes, yes, very clever.