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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 17 23:29:15 UTC 2019

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


Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on the topic:

[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]


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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