Posted by R. Berg on November 01, 2007
In Reply to: If it was so... posted by Hera on October 31, 2007
: English is not my native language. There is a sentence I saw in Lewis Carroll's TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE: "if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic." I'll really appreciate if given an interpretation.
Carroll was a logician, among other accomplishments. The text you quoted can be understood as his way to ridicule logic or, more likely, its misuse by people who simply want to argue. ~rb