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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 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.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ii/conservation_of_expected_evidence/ Conservation of Expected Evidence]
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==External links==
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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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*[[Bayes' theorem]]
 
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*[[Evidence]]
 
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*[[Fallacy of gray]]
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*[[Motivated cognition]]
  
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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://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 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.

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See also