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"You cannot prove that God does not exist, so He does."
Burden of Proof
Ad Ignorantiam

AKA Appeal to Ignorance

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Distracting Appeals

Burden of Proof is a fallacy in which the burden of proof is placed on the wrong side. Another version occurs when a lack of evidence for side A is taken to be evidence for side B in cases in which the burden of proof actually rests on side B. A common name for this is an Appeal to Ignorance. This sort of reasoning typically has the following form:

  1. Claim X is presented by side A and the burden of proof actually rests on side B.
  2. Side B claims that X is false because there is no proof for X.
In many situations, one side has the burden of proof resting on it. This side is obligated to provide evidence for its position. The claim of the other side, the one that does not bear the burden of proof, is assumed to be true unless proven otherwise. The difficulty in such cases is determining which side, if any, the burden of proof rests on. In many cases, settling this issue can be a matter of significant debate. In some cases the burden of proof is set by the situation. For example, in American law a person is assumed to be innocent until proven guilty (hence the burden of proof is on the prosecution). As another example, in debate the burden of proof is placed on the affirmative team. As a final example, in most cases the burden of proof rests on those who claim something exists (such as Bigfoot, psychic powers, universals, and sense data).

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 1,268 Total Answer Attempts   77%
 975 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 293 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
975 - Burden of Proof
22 - Appeal to Belief
21 - False Dilemma
21 - Begging the Question
20 - Relativist Fallacy
17 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
17 - Genetic Fallacy
14 - Misleading Vividness
12 - Biased Generalization
11 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
11 - Hasty Generalization
10 - Appeal to Common Practice
10 - Fallacy of Composition
9 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
8 - Ignoring a Common Cause
7 - Fallacy of Division
7 - Post Hoc
7 - Appeal to Ridicule
6 - Confusing Cause and Effect
6 - Slippery Slope
6 - Appeal to Authority
6 - Poisoning the Well
6 - Red Herring
5 - Appeal to Tradition
4 - Ad Hominem
4 - Personal Attack
4 - Appeal to Spite
4 - Gambler's Fallacy
4 - Appeal to Emotion
3 - Guilt by Association
3 - Appeal to Novelty
2 - Appeal to Popularity
2 - Special Pleading
2 - Appeal to Flattery
1 - Middle Ground
1 - Peer Pressure

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