[Ads-l] Quote: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 17 19:29:15 EDT 2019


Previous message threads on this mailing list initiated by Stephen
Goranson in 2010 and 2014 discussed the saying in the subject line.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2010-June/100413.html
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-March/131658.html

Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on the topic:
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2019/09/17/absence/

[Begin excerpt]
Special thanks researcher Stephen Goranson who discussed this topic
and located the two citations in 1895. Also, great thanks to
@hullodave whose joke and @szescstopni whose inquiry led QI to
formulate this question and perform this exploration. In addition,
thanks to researcher Barry Popik for his pioneering efforts.
[End excerpt]

Garson

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