When Lack of Evidence Is Evidence of Lack
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- Pickering, N. Bioethical Inquiry (2015) 12: 545. doi:10.1007/s11673-015-9675-z
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In their recent article “A Gentle Ethical Defence of Homeopathy,” Levy, Gadd, Kerridge, and Komesaroff use the claim that “lack of evidence is not equivalent to evidence of lack” as a component of their ethical defence of homeopathy. In response, this article argues that they cannot use this claim to shore up their ethical arguments. This is because it is false.