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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 12:15 PM
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153. Try again....
Appeal to ignorance - the claim that whatever has not been proved false must be true, and vice versa (e.g., There is no compelling evidence that UFOs are not visiting the Earth; therefore UFOs exist - and there is intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. Or: There may be seventy kazillion other worlds, but not one is known to have the moral advancement of the Earth, so we're still central to the Universe.) This impatience with ambiguity can be criticized in the phrase: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
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Or, "there's no irrefutable document proving that the Exodus narrative did happen, so it must be false." It is that statement which is the premise of the OP and what you and others are trying to "defend." I never claimed the narrative to be true. You, and the OP, however, are claiming it is false, yet have not provided proof. Do not fall for the other logical fallacy, "you can't prove a negative," because you most certainly can.
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