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Lecture 5 – The Burden of Proof

November 12th, 2012 Posted in Education, General Science

Hi all,

I’ve just finished the fifth lecture in my series on Understanding Science. This one is on the subject of the Burden of Proof. How much evidence should we require to believe a new claim that goes against our existing knowledge? When is it justified to reject a claim without any further analysis?


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