The Burden of Proof

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    Although Si Modo posted a wondeful post about debate which was made sticky, there seems to be some confusion here about something important. That something is called Burden of Proof.

    If one were to make a certain claim, then it is up to that person to provide some sort of proof as to that claims validity.

    For example: If you claim the sky is green, then its up to you to post a picture of a green sky.

    Things are not and people do not behave the way you say they are simply because you say so. Proof of your argument is required. Either through critical thinking or through the presentation of data.

     
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    So Harry Reid should put up or shut up...
     
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    Fortunately a political campaign is not a debate. You aren't really talking about debates, are you?
     
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    Doesn't seem to matter, the left usually just dismisses the source and counters with a liberal blog.
     
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    And that doesn't happen from those on the right? Edited.
     
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    Ill dismiss the Blaze as quick as youll dismiss Huffington post. But you give me facts and figures and Ill debate them with you and respect you for at least attempting.

    This new forum is a chance for us to reset the way we deal with each other. Ill play nice if you will.

    Deal?
     
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    Im talking about how we make our arguments here in the Clean DEBATE forum. But youre just kinda splitting hairs arent you? ;)
     
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    Perfect example.

    This is a remark that has nothing to do with the original post, does not clarify its relation with either critcal thought, explaination or a link to data backing up the assertion.
     
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    Harry Reid did not make public his allegations, with any intention of shutting up. He and his party are interested in one thing, at any cost, and that is WINNING an election, by appealing to the uninfomed, the ignorant, and minorities, women and swing voters, of whom the latter are just as sick of politics as I am.

    People are tired of ducking the mud....
     
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    I believe you stated:

    My reply was an example of someone who made a claim, yet provided no proof to it's validity.
     

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