Everything false can be derived from one false premise (f ⇒ f)

Thus we must not allow a single false or dubious assumption to creep into media, into social sciences.

We leave it to the esteemed reader, what potentially false dogma could have crept into social sciences.

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f ⇒ f   From one false assumption everything else can be deduced as true, mathematical logic tells us1. Thus Sincerity.net demands “zero tolerance” for dishonesty.  We demand “zero tolerance” for anything that misleads people into potentially false beliefs.

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Logical implication | Wikipedia

p-implies-q-the-conditional-truth-tableLogical implication and the material conditional are both associated with an operation on two logical values, typically the values of two propositions, which produces a value of false if the first operand is true and the second operand is false, and a value of true otherwise.

The truth table associated with the logical implication p implies q (symbolized as p q, or more rarely Cpq) is as follows2

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