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# John: There is no God because we cannot prove the existence

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John: There is no God because we cannot prove the existence of God
Mary: But inability to prove the existence of something doesn’t deny its existence

Mary attacks John’s argument by pointing out,

A. The invalid premise
B. The erroneous conclusion
C. The limited scope
D. A missing assumption
E. An inherent ambiguity
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03 Jan 2013, 00:31
B it is!

The argument does error in evidence -> Here the Lack of evidence for a position is taken to prove that the position is false.
The lack of confirming evidence does not undeniably prove someone at fault or deny someone's existence.
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08 Aug 2016, 07:36
Hello experts
Kindly explain the b and c choice. Isn't it the limited scope is used here?
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Re: John: There is no God because we cannot prove the existence   [#permalink] 08 Aug 2016, 07:36
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