Burden of Proof
Posted Jul 7, 2006 10:45 UTC (Fri) by ekj
In reply to: Burden of Proof
Parent article: Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
Its true, one should not claim such a thing without being ready to support the claim in some manner.
But don't you still think it's strange ?
If someone claimed you did something, which you never did, what response would you most likely give ?
"They can't prove it."
OR: "I never did that, and they offer no evidence to the contrary."
The crucial difference is plainly stating that you did not. "You can't prove it" does tend to sound very much like something someone would say when they are guilty as hell, but think that they managed to avoid leaving all-too-obvious evidence.
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