[LMB] Also Gregor: childhood friendships

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Nov 10 02:15:59 GMT 2015


On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:31:18 -0800, "A. Marina Fournier"
<saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

>On Nov 9, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Lois McMaster Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
>> Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, especially 
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>I've heard this called the black swan theory: just because --you-- haven't seen one, doesn't mean they don't exiat.

I'm not sure that means quite what you're suggesting.

"Black Swan" is used to describe /extremely unlikely or unusual/ events,
rather than impossible/non-existent ones.


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