# False Statement implies Every Statement

## Theorem

If something is false, then it implies anything.

#### Formulation 1

$\neg p \vdash p \implies q$

#### Formulation 2

$\vdash \neg p \implies \paren {p \implies q}$

This apparent paradox can be reconciled by considering the figure of speech in natural language:

If Dilbert passes his Practical Management exam I'll eat my hat.

That is, if statement $p$ is so absurdly improbable as to be a falsehood for all practical purposes, then it can imply an even more absurdly improbable conclusion $q$.