Is the absence of evidence the evidence of absence?
That is the argument that raged here for weeks with a commenter called WAYK. Because no evidence was known confirming the parent’s address appearing in birth announcements of Barack Obama, the argument was made that the address was a lie, meaning the information provided on the Birth Certificate was a lie, meaning the entire birth certificate had been impeached.
In order for an argument from lack of evidence to proceed, one must first document a diligent search for the evidence and that evidence one would expect to find is unreasonably absent. In the case of WAYK’s argument, that diligence had not been performed.
Now, the diligence has been performed, and the results published in WorldNetDaily. The evidence, from contemporary directories, shows that Ann Dunham was living with her parents, who were renting the property at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway. I am usually the last person to cite WorldNetDaily, but when they have documentation to go along with their stories, I accept it. Evidence is evidence.
Slowly, step by step, the evidence trickles in, allowing us to know what’s on the long form birth certificate, without actually seeing it.