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Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

February 12, 2008

Yesterday I listened to physicist Lawrence Krauss from Case Western University speak.  He said:

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

For example, there is no evidence of God, but that does not allow us to conclude that there is no God.  That is, the absence of evidence for God is not evidence of the absence of God.