Reversing the burden of proof

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
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It's up to the person who asserts an existence to provide proof.


You've got it: it's up to the one who claims something to prove it, not up to others to prove that what he claims isn't true. It's not up to the critics of Claude Vorilhon, alias Raël, to prove that he couldn't have been abducted by extraterrestrials, it's up to him to prove that he was. In the same way, it's not up to the critics of a manual technique to show that it's ineffective, it's up to the pretenders to show that it possesses the efficacy they lend it.

Richard Monvoisin, “Onus probandi, or burden of proof (on the claimant)”, Cortecs, July 16, 2015.


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