It is not evidence against evidence.
What is our evidence for the belief that “it's raining”?
The W.H.O. tends to describe “an absence of evidence as evidence of absence,” Dr.
“All they care about is the evidence of the accused being tortured.
Or maybe the theory had become implausible because it clashed with earlier evidence.
Kelly (2005) argues that while 3 is evidence for 2 it is not evidence for 1.
The likelihood of h is the probability of finding evidence e given that the hypothesis h is true.
Then any truth that goes beyond the evidence will be less probable than the evidence.
May not this positive evidence outweigh, then, the negative evidence of apparently unjustified evils?
Finally, it might take a stand on the more general issue of how higher-order evidence interacts with first-order evidence.
Hypotheses whose connection with the evidence is entirely statistical in nature will usually be fully outcome-compatible on the entire evidence stream.
The limited evidence from DNA barcoding here is not taken to be the only possible evidence, but nevertheless is regarded as potentially able to provide some degree of corroboration for a species hypothesis.
Because it is improbability of evidence that matters, a small number of bits of evidence might provide higher corroboration, compared to that provided by some alternative large number of bits of evidence.
Greenhalgh made several compelling cases: the direct evidence we need usually isn’t there, the evidence we have is often just reproducing “our assumptions and prejudices,” and we too often conclude that more evidence is needed when more of the same really wouldn’t help.
While others might have evidence that one has a headache—evidence afforded, perhaps, by one's testimony, or by one's non-linguistic behavior—it is implausible that whatever evidence others possess is identical with that which justifies one's own belief that one has a headache.
“We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” the senator said, “but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says, and China right now is not giving evidence on that question at all.”
In the United States, Federal Rule of Evidence 404(a)(1) bars the use of evidence of a person’s character “to prove that on a particular occasion the person acted in accordance with the character” and Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b)(1) provides that evidence of a crime or wrong
Weight can refer to any of the following three properties of evidence: (a) the probative value of individual items of evidence, (b) the sufficiency of the whole body of evidence adduced at the trial in meeting the standard of proof, or (c) the relative completeness of this body of evidence.
The second reply—you are justified in believing F and justified in believing that your evidence supports F—might seem reasonable in some cases, for example if the evidence about one’s evidence comes in the form of skeptical philosophical arguments, which one may think are too recherché to command revisions in our everyday beliefs.
- your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
Example: the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
- provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
- an indication that makes something evident
Example: his trembling was evidence of his fear
- provide evidence for
- (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
- give evidence
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The second reply—you are justified in believing F and justified in believing that your evidence supports F—might seem reasonable in some cases for example if the evidence about ones evidence comes in the form of skeptical philosophical arguments which one may think are too recherché to command revisions in our everyday beliefs