What is evidence?

  • (verb): Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes.
    Synonyms: attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate
    See also — Additional definitions below

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.

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Some articles on 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 ...
Confirmation Bias
... They also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position ... 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 ... and can maintain or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence ...
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 ... the judge announced that he would make no rulings on the admissibility of evidence prior to the trial ... options as to the admissibility of the evidence ...
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 ...
Admissibility of Polygraphs in Court - Australia
... not yet considered the admissibility of polygraph evidence ... In Raymond George 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 ...

More definitions of "evidence":

  • (verb): Give evidence.
    Synonyms: tell
  • (noun): (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved.
  • (noun): Your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief.
    Example: "The evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
    Synonyms: grounds
  • (noun): An indication that makes something evident.
    Example: "His trembling was evidence of his fear"

Famous quotes containing the word evidence:

    If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951)

    Nor is any evidence to be found, either in History or Human Nature, that nations are to be bribed out of a spirit of encroachment and aggression, by humiliations which nourish their pride, or by concessions that extend their resources and power.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    In spite of the air of fable ... the public were still not at all disposed to receive it as fable. I thence concluded that the facts of my narrative would prove of such a nature as to carry with them sufficient evidence of their own authenticity.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)