This notion of evidence is only useful for private inference, not for any kind of political or adversarial process. At a minimum, an adversarial debate should establish a common standard of evidence, 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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