QUOTE: Michael Crichton

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

“Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”  ~ The Lost World by Michael Crichton

Sounds like something Sherlock Holmes would say, doesn’t it? Interestingly enough, this quote is from Michael Crichton’s novel The Lost World, which is the sequel to Jurassic Park. I loved this quote so much when I first read it that I immediately wrote it down to make sure I would remember to discuss it with you all.

These eight words make an incredible amount of sense to me, and I love it. It’s a simple statement with a powerful message: apparent emptiness does not mean total vacancy, darkness does not mean there was never light, etc. In the story it was said in scientific context, but I think it can be applied to so much more.

What do you think of this quote or book? Have you discovered any great quotes recently? Let me know in the comments section below!




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