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10-02-2014, 09:20 PM
RE: Argument from silence
(10-02-2014 06:16 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  
Quote:Is an argument from silence a logical fallacy?

No it is frequently misunderstood by people who have a deeply held desire not to understand much of anything.

For example, there is absolutely no evidence that in 1831 a fleet of Martian space ships landed along the Missouri River and had a gang bang with the Indians.

The fact that there is no evidence for or against this proposition does not mean that it might have happened. However, were I to assert that it did happen it would be my responsibility to produce evidence that it happened. It would not be your responsibility to show that it did not.

You are thinking of the 1841 incident, lots of people get those two confused...Big Grin

I think that would make a great story line for porn movie!

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10-02-2014, 09:43 PM
RE: Argument from silence
(10-02-2014 04:34 PM)f stop Wrote:  Is an argument from silence a logical fallacy?
Where do I go from here?
Nowhere. It is a matter of faith.

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10-02-2014, 09:49 PM
RE: Argument from silence
Alla, how old are you?

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10-02-2014, 09:51 PM
RE: Argument from silence
(10-02-2014 09:43 PM)Alla Wrote:  
(10-02-2014 04:34 PM)f stop Wrote:  Is an argument from silence a logical fallacy?
Where do I go from here?
Nowhere. It is a matter of faith.

Also, your response here, in no way, shape, or form addressed the question.

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12-02-2014, 11:35 PM
RE: Argument from silence
Thanks for everyone's help. I think I've got him on the run.

Today he brought up Josephus. I told him "that horse is so dead I can't believe you're betting on him."

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