My Take on the Burden of Proof
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23-10-2012, 12:14 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof
Sup, Relt?

Quote:Guess I'm more a cynic. I figure that even if actual proof was found one way or the other, 90% of people wouldn't even bother looking at it. Some because it supports the wrong religion, but most because they'd figure it was as much garbage as all the other "proofs" we've encountered over the years. Of the rest, a whole bunch would adopt it without much critical thought, and a whole bunch would find a whole bunch of imagined flaws. No, no, no way would its validity be proven to all.

That's a different topic though. The burden to provide the proof in the first place still falls to the claimant.

As far as people denying the proof, refer back to what I said about the functionally retarded Cool

Speaking seriously though, a lot of people are very dismissive of people when they ignore proof, but that's a simplistic viewpoint. The human mind is incredibly complicated and never works the way people think that it SHOULD work. There is powerful psychology at work, memetics, cognitive dissonance, socially constructed reality, and ideology. These forces can't just be ignored if we hope to have any kind of meaningful understanding of what's going on.

So while the proof is enough to prove something "to all", it is true that it will not be good enough to convince many people for a number of very complex reasons. It happens to everyone, scientists included.

Anyway, it's not so much a cynical thing. That implies that people are just being wanton pricks. It's a question of the function of the human mind. Frustrating sure, but entirely understandable.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt
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My Take on the Burden of Proof - Reltzik - 22-10-2012, 01:02 AM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 04:51 AM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 22-10-2012, 11:19 AM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 12:54 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 01:35 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 03:25 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 22-10-2012, 07:08 AM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 01:43 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 22-10-2012, 05:05 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 05:16 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 22-10-2012, 05:26 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 22-10-2012, 05:54 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 22-10-2012, 06:38 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 24-10-2012, 11:15 AM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 24-10-2012, 02:20 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 22-10-2012, 07:20 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 07:28 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Vosur - 22-10-2012, 07:36 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 22-10-2012, 08:02 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 22-10-2012, 08:58 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Chas - 23-10-2012, 06:28 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 23-10-2012 12:14 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 23-10-2012, 09:51 PM
RE: My Take on the Burden of Proof - Ghost - 25-10-2012, 06:47 AM
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