Re: Embedded Linux BOMBING OUT as COMPANIES SIGN UP FOR WINDOWS
From: Philip Callan (callanca_at_shaw.ca)
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 06:32:06 GMT
> On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 17:47:24 -0800 (PST), Kadaitcha Man <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>No. That's not what I said. I asked how one might go about proving
>>they're not imaginary. Please read the words in front of you. You
>>might also benefit from having your wet-nurse empty your drool bowl.
> You can't prove a negative, numbskull.
> Disagree? Fine. Prove you don't owe me a million dollars. I could have
> materialized out of thin air, given you the money and had you sign a promisary
> note to repair me and then vanished just as suddenly.
> Prove it didn't happen.
He didn't ask you to prove a NEGATIVE, he asked you how one would go
about proving they AREN'T IMAGINARY.
"You can't prove a negative" in your case is "I can't prove they AREN'T
Spot the flaw?
You cannot PROVE that they DO NOT exist.
By the same token, you cannot PROVE that god DOES NOT exist.
The burden of 'proof' normally falls upon the person who accuses others
As for the Million Dollars remark, isn't it the debtor who is required
to prove that the person owes them anything in the first place? Last I
checked, failure to do so constituted Fraud.
You would have to provide said 'promisary note' and then PROVE that it
was my signature, BEFORE the fact that I 'owed' you could be established.
The act of saying something, does not make it true.