Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 67 (9030 total)
65 online now:
anglagard, AZPaul3, dwise1, PaulK, Sarah Bellum, Tangle, Tanypteryx (7 members, 58 visitors)
Newest Member: BodhitSLAVa
Post Volume: Total: 884,389 Year: 2,035/14,102 Month: 403/624 Week: 124/163 Day: 17/27 Hour: 0/2

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   I Know That God Does Not Exist
Posts: 3205
Joined: 08-11-2004

Message 284 of 2747 (677214)
10-27-2012 11:09 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by 1.61803
10-10-2012 5:42 PM

Absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence.

While that is often true, that is not ALWAYS true. It all depends.

If you find the absence of an apple in a specific drawer, it is strong evidecne there is no apple in that drawer.

There is strong evidence there is an absence of the Loch Ness monster in Loch Ness.

So, no, it is not always true that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 4 by 1.61803, posted 10-10-2012 5:42 PM 1.61803 has acknowledged this reply

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2021