Burden of Proof

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A review of burden of proof, presumption, and prima facie case.

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Headlessprofessor : 

Headlessprofessor Presumption & Burden of Proof

Presumption : 

Presumption initial assumption that something is good or true

Presumption : 

Presumption initial assumption that something is good or true in the absence of sufficient evidence meeting a burden of proof, presumption prevails

Who enjoys presumption? : 

Who enjoys presumption? In law, the defendant

Who enjoys presumption? : 

Who enjoys presumption? In law, the defendant In policy debate, the status quo

Who enjoys presumption? : 

Who enjoys presumption? In law, the defendant In policy debate, the status quo In science, the null hypothesis

Burden of Proof : 

Burden of Proof the side that does not have presumption must prove its case

Appeal to ignorance : 

Appeal to ignorance Claiming that it has not been proved to the contrary

prima facie : 

prima facie A series of initially presented arguments that minimally sufficient in terms of evidence and reasoning to meet a burden of proof and overcome presumption

prima facie : 

prima facie A series of initially presented arguments that minimally sufficient in terms of evidence and reasoning to meet a burden of proof and overcome presumption If not met, defense might move for dismissal of case

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? the audience determines

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? The prosecution in a criminal trial

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? The prosecution in a criminal trial The affirmative team in a policy debate

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? The prosecution in a criminal trial The affirmative team in a policy debate Scientists trying to confirm a new hypothesis

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? On ethical issues?

The presumption lies with : 

The presumption lies with freedom

The presumption lies with : 

The presumption lies with prudence

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? Definitions? Values? Theology?

Agnostics assume : 

Agnostics assume Presumption is with doubt

Appeal to ignorance : 

Appeal to ignorance Example “There is no proof the Bible is true.”

Appeal to ignorance : 

Appeal to ignorance Example “There is no proof the Bible is true.” “Well, there’s no proof that it isn’t true.”

Agnostics assume : 

Agnostics assume Presumption is with doubt

My verdict: : 

My verdict: Tradition

Who has the burden of proof? : 

Who has the burden of proof? Definitions? Values? Theology?

My suggestion: : 

My suggestion: These should be handled by dialogue rather than debate

We need dialog about : 

We need dialog about What words mean

We need dialog about : 

We need dialog about What words mean Which values are most important

We need dialog about : 

We need dialog about What words mean Which values are most important How to worship

Headlessprofessor : 

Headlessprofessor Presumption & Burden of Proof