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Shifting the burden of proof is not allowed

April 10 2010 at 1:48 PM

truthbetold  (Login JVH)

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The "burden of proof" is placed on the affirmative; it lies with those who present or advocate claims something is or is not so - it lies not with those who question those claims, possibly offering evidence in support which they don't even have to.

Shifting the burden of proof is therefore not an option. We do not prove negatives, we prove positives - and somehow I don't think that counter-claims do precede the claims they counter. happy.gif

Oh, and the Principle of Parsimony remains the same and therefore remains to render "the creator, "God" perhaps, an unnecessary entity.

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When people are put together, they could become a herd
When people turn a herd, they could become sheeple
When people turn sheeple, they could become dumb animals
When people turn dumb animals, they become treated as such

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This message has been edited by JVH on Apr 11, 2010 3:19 PM

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