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Reply #154: I didn't misuse it, you didn't understand it. [View All]

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 12:20 PM
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154. I didn't misuse it, you didn't understand it.
The quote can be found on page 213 of Carl Sagans, The Demon-Haunted WorldScience as a Candle in the Dark, and is strictly used to criticize argumentum ad ignorantiam (appeal to ignorance), which is to say that something must be true because it cannot be proven false, and vice versa."

Therefore, you can't claim as a fact Moses didn't exist because there isn't proof that he existed. Unlike your example, I am not claiming he existed nor am I claiming that Exodus happened. I am simply challenging your assertion that neither existed, so the burden is on you to prove they didn't exist.
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