Evidence of things not seen.
February 24, 2010 2:29 PM Subscribe
Is there a specific name for a logical fallacy where the lack of evidence for something (or the abundance of evidence its opposite) is claimed to actually support the assertion? An example might be claiming that the lack of evidence of a conspiracy is actually evidence of the conspiracy and/or its size and strength.
posted by spaltavian to Writing & Language (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a real life example I stumbled upon recently: I actually find the near-universal agreement in the "credible" scientific community to be the best case against believing in global warming. How many correct scientific revelations have been accepted so quickly and so completely by science?