The Argument from Ignorance Revisited


If you ever encounter the argument, "An stateless society has never existed, therefore one cannot succeed,"  consider the opposite, "Not having existed, a stateless society has never failed, therefore one cannot."  Both arguments are equally dubious and of the same sort.  The irrational argument from ignorance should then be summarily dismissed, and conversation must then turn to evidence, morality and history. 
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