[lbo-talk] LATIN AMERICA: For a Day against Homophobia

Dennis Claxton ddclaxton at earthlink.net
Fri May 18 12:37:31 PDT 2007

>Do you know of a case that proves it wrong?

Should I assume from this that you have no evidence it's true? If you don't know something like "no homophobic murders were committed in Cuba in x time" is true, what purpose is served by claiming it?


The fallacy of appealing to lack of proof of the negative is a logical fallacy of the following form: "X is true because there is no proof that X is false."

It is asserted that a proposition is true, only because it has not been proven false. The negative proof fallacy often occurs in the debate of the existence of supernatural phenomena, in the following form: "A supernatural force must exist, because there is no proof that it does not exist".

However, the fallacy can also occur when the predicate of a subject is denied: "A supernatural force does not exist, because there is no proof that it does exist.".

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