Appeal to ignorance: when the absence of something is seen as proof of its presence. It’s been said of God — He’s absent because He’s all-powerful, all-knowing, and prefers to conceal Himself from the eyes of most men and women etc etc — an entity over Whom countless people have died, be He the Christian God, the Muslim Allah, the Hebrew Yahweh, the many deities of the Hindus and Pagans, plus the Sith Lords of the Star Wars Universe.
The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has decided to put appeal to ignorance to better use, employing it in a more constructive, logical way, encapsulating the state of humanity on planet Earth after 10,000 years of so-called civilization.
The message resonates ever so loudly.
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl, be careful of the rotten shells.