Filtered evidence

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Filtered evidence is evidence that was selected for the purpose of proving (disproving) a hypothesis. Filtered evidence may be highly misleading, but still it can be useful, if considered with care.

An unrelated meaning of filtered evidence, is evidence which has been verified to meet a given standard of evidence. A common standard of evidence is thought to be needed in any kind of political or adversarial process, so as to avoid a breakdown of useful deliberation. This is the basic contribution of the scientific method and of legal evidence standards.

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