Evidence in Problems
The theory of evidence is a field wrought with dispute. Many of these disputes stem from the limits of human knowledge, a field known as epistemology. Possibly the most salient question of evidence is how, if, and what, one can know. (Or, in other words, the question is to what extent is it even possible to fulfill the burden of proof.) This is the question of evidence's limits. Some believe all evidence to be circumstantial, denying the possibility of direct evidence.
To help deal with this problem, many fields have found it useful to talk about levels of evidence and certainty, particularly the field of law.
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