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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 09:40 PM
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208. Uh huh. Ok. Sure.
You've spent considerable time on this thread insisting that because the Exodus narrative and Moses' existence can't be conclusively disproven, then they must exist.

You first demanded proof that Moses never existed, then when offered the fact of absolutely no evidence to demonstrate that he ever lived, replied with, "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

Then, after being shown (twice) that your Sagan quote actually outlines a fallacy, you started insisting that those taking the complete absence of evidence to even suggest that any part of the Exodus narrative was true as evidence that it isn't true are committing the very fallacy you invoked to rebut the evidence.

Absence of evidence IS evidence of absence. It is not PROOF of absence, but is evidence. If evidence were to emerge supporting the narrative/Moses' existence, it would greatly outweigh the absence of evidence, just as discovering a leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow would greatly outweigh the absence of evidence supporting the existence of such a thing.

I can say with equal certainty that leprechauns, unicorns, Cthulhu, Thor, fairies, the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, and Moses don't exist, yet I doubt that you would take issue with the first seven.
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