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Aidy said:
You can't prove something isn't true, only that it is.
Why not, Surely if I was to present evidence contradicting the truth then that's me proving that it is false. i.e the defence team in a court case. Are they not trying to prove that an accusation isnt true?

P.S: I'm not trying to start an argument with you it's just that I'm curious as to why you cant prove something isnt true. :)

P.P.S: I'm starting to confuse myself as well thinking about this :D
 

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1800t-GSR said:
Why not, Surely if I was to present evidence contradicting the truth then that's me proving that it is false. i.e the defence team in a court case. Are they not trying to prove that an accusation isnt true?

P.S: I'm not trying to start an argument with you it's just that I'm curious as to why you cant prove something isnt true. :)

P.P.S: I'm starting to confuse myself as well thinking about this :D
You can prove an alternative scenario is true such that if both are compared then you know which one is genuine, but you can't logically prove that something "isn't true".

For example if I said I could fly, how could you prove that I can't? I could prove that I *can* fly by demonstrating the act, but you can't prove that I *can't*. Even if you threw me off a cliff I could still choose to die rather than using my ability to fly so that wouldn't be proof either.
 

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Aidy said:
You can prove an alternative scenario is true such that if both are compared then you know which one is genuine, but you can't logically prove that something "isn't true".

For example if I said I could fly, how could you prove that I can't? I could prove that I *can* fly by demonstrating the act, but you can't prove that I *can't*. Even if you threw me off a cliff I could still choose to die rather than using my ability to fly so that wouldn't be proof either .
Hmm.. I'm up for that test - I'll grab his legs, who wants his arms? :D
 
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