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# What is the "burden of proof"?

 Posts: 14 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 2:58:39 PMPosted: 7 years agoI've seen many users mention this in debates.
 Posts: 613 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:00:04 PMPosted: 7 years agoWho has to provide proof of their claim.
 Posts: 14 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:12:21 PMPosted: 7 years agoSo, if I claimed 2+2=4, I would have the burden of proof?
 Posts: 12,091 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:14:27 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 9/5/2010 3:12:21 PM, iKaleb wrote:So, if I claimed 2+2=4, I would have the burden of proof?yeahkfc
 Posts: 8,210 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:16:30 PMPosted: 7 years agoAll statements require proof. Denial of a statement does not require proof.in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
 Posts: 12,091 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:17:33 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 9/5/2010 3:16:30 PM, wjmelements wrote:All statements require proof. Denial of a statement does not require proof.Prove it.kfc
 Posts: 4,933 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:24:56 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 9/5/2010 3:12:21 PM, iKaleb wrote:So, if I claimed 2+2=4, I would have the burden of proof?No, that's a complete "argument". (Koopin stop torlling)We had a can really good DDOfans page on this by Rezz, Wjm and Mongoose.--A burden of proof is tied to conclusions, you must provide reasons to what you say. Also, the one who is making a claim has the BoP otherwise it's a argument from ignorance. A conclution or point, requires a reason regardless if it's true or not to pass the BoP.Full argument examples.War is bad because people die and people are hurt.God exists because everything needs a cause. because and therefore The " and " thing is from Critical Thinking by Alec Fisher(Cambridge University press), a really crap introductionary book to critical thinking.Hope this helps.'sup DDO -- july 2013
 Posts: 4,933 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:26:12 PMPosted: 7 years agoBack up your ""s with ""s and you're good.'sup DDO -- july 2013
 Posts: 14 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/5/2010 3:36:00 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 9/5/2010 3:24:56 PM, Zetsubou wrote:At 9/5/2010 3:12:21 PM, iKaleb wrote:So, if I claimed 2+2=4, I would have the burden of proof?No, that's a complete "argument". (Koopin stop torlling)We had a can really good DDOfans page on this by Rezz, Wjm and Mongoose.--A burden of proof is tied to conclusions, you must provide reasons to what you say. Also, the one who is making a claim has the BoP otherwise it's a argument from ignorance. A conclution or point, requires a reason regardless if it's true or not to pass the BoP.Full argument examples.War is bad because people die and people are hurt.God exists because everything needs a cause. because and therefore The " and " thing is from Critical Thinking by Alec Fisher(Cambridge University press), a really crap introductionary book to critical thinking.Hope this helps.Thanks.
 Posts: 3,271 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/7/2010 7:22:45 AMPosted: 7 years agohttp://en.wikipedia.org...One act of Rebellion created all the darkness and evil in the world; One life of Total Obedience created a path back to eternity and God. A Scout is Obedient.
 Posts: 26,631 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 9/7/2010 7:36:57 AMPosted: 7 years agoAt 9/5/2010 3:16:30 PM, wjmelements wrote:All statements require proof. Denial of a statement does not require proof.That's completely wrong.Weren't you the one who tried to give a "logic lesson" recently?