Absence of evidence

Absence of Evidence Isn’t Evidence of Absence

It has taken me almost 5 years to finally understand and realize and embody this aphorism by Nassim Taleb:

Absence of evidence isn’t evidence of absence.

In other words:

Just because you cannot see the evidence before your very eyes doesn’t mean the evidence doesn’t exist.

For example:

There is always going to be hidden information and hidden facts which will always be unknowable to us, or hidden from us.

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