Mixing Academics and Spells
I’m studying De Morgan’s Laws, Truth Tables, and Boolean Algebra. And while learning the various symbols for if-then, if-and-only-if, negations, conjunctions, and disjunctions, etc… all I could think about was this could be a complex formula for spells or even curses.
If you’re not a math person, I might have lost you at this point, for those still reading and interested though. It might look like this:
1. Proposed Curse: [person] will suffer from guilt and sleeplessness until they tell the truth.
2. Phrased as a De Morgan Statement: if [person] does not tell the truth, then [person] will suffer from guilt and sleeplessness.
Let p represent the statement: [person] does not tell the truth
let q represent the statement: [person] will suffer from guilt and sleeplessness
Symbols to represent statement in Step 2: p➝q
3. Now to add a firm spell-break: If [person] tells the truth, they will not suffer from guilt and sleeplessness any longer.
~p➝~q or ~(p➝q)