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'''Evidence of absence''' is evidence that allows to conclude that a certain phenomenon is not present, that a certain assertion isn't true. It is often said that "absence of evidence is '''not''' evidence of absence". However, if evidence is expected, but not present, that '''is''' evidence of absence.
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'''Evidence of absence''' is [[evidence]] that allows to conclude that a certain phenomenon is not present, that a certain assertion isn't true. It is often said that "absence of evidence is '''not''' evidence of absence". However, if evidence is expected, but not present, that '''is''' evidence of absence.
  
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* [[Bayes' theorem]]
 
  
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/08/absence-of-evid.html Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ii/conservation_of_expected_evidence/ Conservation of Expected Evidence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
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Evidence of absence is evidence that allows to conclude that a certain phenomenon is not present, that a certain assertion isn't true. It is often said that "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence". However, if evidence is expected, but not present, that is evidence of absence.

See also

Blog posts