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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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 1,172 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 396 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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1,172 - Burden of Proof
29 - False Dilemma
28 - Appeal to Belief
27 - Relativist Fallacy
27 - Begging the Question
21 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
18 - Genetic Fallacy
15 - Misleading Vividness
15 - Hasty Generalization
15 - Appeal to Popularity
14 - Biased Generalization
14 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
13 - Fallacy of Composition
12 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
11 - Appeal to Common Practice
11 - Confusing Cause and Effect
10 - Personal Attack
9 - Ignoring a Common Cause
8 - Appeal to Ridicule
8 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Red Herring
7 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Fallacy of Division
7 - Post Hoc
7 - Slippery Slope
7 - Appeal to Spite
7 - Poisoning the Well
6 - Appeal to Authority
5 - Middle Ground
5 - Ad Hominem
5 - Guilt by Association
5 - Appeal to Flattery
4 - Appeal to Emotion
3 - Appeal to Novelty
2 - Peer Pressure
2 - Special Pleading
2 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Fear

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