What is the burden of proof?


When a claim is falsifiable, Karl Popper had the burden lying with others to try and falsify it. If it is not falsifiable, Bertrand Russell had proof lying with the person who made the unfalsifiable claim. Could this mean a researcher cannot gather data to verify their thesis unless it is unfalsifiable?  My paper explores proof in climate change. Greenhouse Teapot 040717

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Materially minimalist; gastronomically prefer food I cook; biologically an unattached male survivor; economically independent; sociologically a learner and teacher of science; psychologically selfaltruistic; anthropologically West Country English tenant farmer; religiously variable; ethically case by case; philosophically a sceptical Popperian.

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