Tag: burden of proof

BoPping to The Evidence – SciPhi

Evidence and The Burden of Proof Evidence and the Burden of Proof are commonly talked about in discussions… Unfortunately, many people misunderstand these things so we hope to clear things up! In this stream, we cover: What is Evidence Claims of “not evidence” What is the Burden of Proof? Other Terms for the Burden of Proof. What the burden of proof applies to and when. Articles mentioned in the Stream: IEP: https://iep.utm.edu/epi-just/ James Cargile – On The Burden Of Proof:…


Propositional Logic and Beliefs – Fresh AiR – S03:E02:C01 (AUDIO)

Propositional Logic and Beliefs Season 3 is all about trying something new. As you might have seen we have been running the SciPhi show on YouTube but in the background we have been planning and producing a bigger and better season 3 for you. Our last episode was on scepticism, and ties in nicely with tonight’s release on logic and belief. What’s also new is this is not only an AUDIO podcast but also available as a VIDEO, not to…


More on Beliefs and Justifications

Introduction One of our authors, Davidian, here at Answers in Reason recently published an excellent article discussing the burden of proof on beliefs.  The response to this article by many atheists and sceptics on Twitter was interesting to say the least.  It received an awful lot of pushback, with many arguing that Davidian did not understand what an atheist was, what atheism was, and what the burden of proof was.  The results were the same when I tried to get…


The Burden of Proof – Belief vs Claim – Court Room Analogy

I’ve had the “Burden of Proof” discussion many times recently, and a lot of it comes down to semantic issues with definitions of claim & belief, as well as the logic around propositions.

I hope to clear up some of the confusion with this article….


Do we Atheists have a Burden of Proof? – Conflated and Misunderstood Terms: Vol 7

“The burden is on the claimant!”, “I only lack belief so I have no burden”, “I don’t hold a belief as that is a claim” and other phrases are touted by many fellow atheists on the internet. Is this correct, or are we missing some of the picture? This article hopes to discuss What is the burden of proof? (aka BoP) To whom does the burden of proof apply? What do we mean by claim? Before we start, I feel…


Fresh AiR – S01:E05 – Belief, Truth, and Knowledge

Tonight, we are going to discuss Belief, Knowledge and Truth, and how they can interact with each other and reality. Definitions of Belief, Truth, and Knowledge Belief A proposition you accept as/believe to be true. This does not define whether the belief is rational or not, nor does it define the strength, it simply demonstrates a positive attitude towards a particular proposition. Truth The quality or state of being true. That which is true or in accordance with fact and/or…