Evidence

Evidence is and includes everything that is used to reveal and determine the truth, and therefore is presumed to be true and related to a case. Giving or procuring evidence is the process of using those things that are either (a) presumed to be true, or (b) were in fact proven to be true by earlier evidence (truths) and demonstrates the broadening of the truth of a case. And the collection of evidence is in fact the act of determining; what is evidence. Whereas, the word evidence carries with it the presumption of it (the evidence) being seen as true, the where and how it fits; its relationship in and to the other evidence. In short, it goes from determining what is evidence, to evidence is determined; determining truth, to truth determined. Evidence is the currency by which one fulfills the burden of proof.

Many issues surround evidence, making it the subject of much discussion and disagreement. In addition to its subtlety, evidence plays an important role in many academic disciplines, including science and law, adding to the discourse surrounding it.

An important distinction in the field of evidence is that between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence, or evidence that suggests truth as opposed to evidence that directly proves truth. Many have seen this line to be less-than-clear and significant arguments have arisen over the difference.

Read more about Evidence:  Burden of Proof, Evidence in Problems, Evidence in Science, Evidence in Law, Types of Evidence

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Confirmation Bias
... They also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position ... extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy ... or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence ...
Evidence Supporting Monophyly of The Actinidiaceae
... Before recent evidence, the genus Sladenia was often placed within the Actinidiaceae ... Furthermore, biological characteristics of the cells, and molecular evidence, have confirmed that the 3 genera currently circumscribed in the Actinidiaceae, the Clematoclethra, Saurauia, and Actinidia do ...
Admissibility of Polygraphs in Court - Australia
... The High Court of Australia has not yet considered the admissibility of polygraph evidence ... Murray 1982 7A Crim R48 Sinclair DCJ refused to admit polygraph evidence tending to support the defence ... The judge rejected the evidence because The veracity of the accused and the weight to be given to his evidence, and other witnesses called in the trial, was a matter for the jury ...
Philadelphia Experiment - Evidence - Alternative Explanations
... According to Vallée, a Navy veteran who served on board the USS Engstrom noted that the Eldridge might indeed have travelled from Philadelphia to Norfolk and back again in a single day at a time when merchant ships could not by use of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Chesapeake Bay, which at the time was open only to naval vessels ... Use of that channel was kept quiet German submarines had ravaged shipping along the East Coast during Operation Drumbeat, and thus military ships unable to protect themselves were secretly moved via canals to avoid the threat ...
Kay Bailey Hutchison - United States Senate - Elections - 1994 Acquittal
... Pre-trail motions included a Motion to Quash evidence Earle obtained without a warrant when raiding the Treasurer's office ... that he would make no rulings on the admissibility of evidence prior to the trial ... the jury to acquit Hutchison, since Earle chose not to present evidence ...

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