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Flawctober: The Absence of Evidence Fallacy

“Professor Jones believes the ark is located in Egypt. However, the sources he trusted were recently shown to be lying, so the ark must be somewhere other than Egypt.”

“I saw a ghost in my house last night. My friend Shaggy told me that no one has ever proven the existence of ghosts, so what I saw must have been my friend wearing a sheet.”

That’s right, today we’re discussing the spookiest of fallacies – the absence of evidence fallacy.