The burden of proof (Latin: onus probandi) is the imperative on a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will shift the conclusion away from the default position to one’s own position.
The burden of proof is often associated with the Latin maxim semper necessitas probandi incumbit ei qui agit, the best translation of which seems to be: “the necessity of proof always lies with the person who lays charges.”
He who does not carry the burden of proof carries the benefit of assumption, meaning he needs no evidence to support his claim. Fulfilling the burden of proof effectively captures the benefit of assumption, passing the burden of proof off to another party.
I have both opinion and fact on this site. Facts backed up with proof, and opinions taken from events that lead to those very opinions. But I generally state that this is my opinion if it is in fact just that. I am sure some have slipped through but as i find them incorrect them.
Let’s take the definition listed above. I have provided proof of many things on this page. McCampbell has stated that everything I post on here is a lie, but the burden of proof is now passed off to him since I have provided facts that will back up my claims.
I challenge you to disprove the items that I have shared on this page, and in order to properly disprove them you have to provide the proof to back up your claims.