posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 04:48 AM
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by SpearMint
No it fell on you first...I don't play that little game...
You prove your side; and I'll prove mine...We will see who bears the burden first, huh?
No, no, no. Let's be logical here.
The burden of proof falls upon the person making the claim.
From observation it appears that we have no higher existence, there is no proof to suggest there is. You are claiming that there is, so YOU need to
prove it, that's how it works. If the scientific world worked the way you're suggesting there would be chaos, if I claim that there's an invisible
unicorn living in my kitchen does the burden fall upon you to prove me wrong? Of course not, I would have to prove it. Would you just assume that
there is until it's proven that there isn't?
The burden of proof falls entirely upon the people claiming there is a higher existence, because it is outside what we can observe as true. The same
thing goes for the existence of god, big foot, fairies, the Loch Ness monster and any other extraordinary claims.
What you're suggesting is ridiculous... and probably an excuse to clear yourself of this burden.