Argument from ignorance


 
Name of fallacy Argument from ignorance
Aliases  
Type Inductive Argument, Informal Argument
Description The fallacy of assuming that something is true/false because it has not been proven false/true.
Example "The student has failed to prove that he didn't cheat on the test, therefore he must have cheated on the test."
Form 
Treatment Lack of evidence to prove or disprove and a logical inference then drawn.

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