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'''Evidence of absence''' is [[evidence]] that allows you to conclude some phenomenon isn't there. 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.
  
'''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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==Blog posts==
  
==See Also==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence]
* [[Bayes' theorem]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ii/conservation_of_expected_evidence/ Conservation of Expected Evidence]
  
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=====Overcoming Bias Articles=====
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*[http://oyhus.no/AbsenceOfEvidence.html Absence of evidence is evidence of absence] by Kim Øyhus
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*[http://logbase2.blogspot.com/2009/01/absence-of-evidence.html Absence of evidence...] at Logbase2
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/08/absence-of-evid.html Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[[Bayes' theorem]]
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*[[Evidence]]
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*[[Fallacy of gray]]
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*[[Motivated cognition]]
  
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Evidence of absence is evidence that allows you to conclude some phenomenon isn't there. 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.

Blog posts

External links

See also