|Evidence: proof of the existence and the behavior of objects or of the truth of statements. Evidence can be direct or indirect. See also theories, facts._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Evidence/Dennett: E.g. assuming there is someone who promises to give magical powers in the competition of coin toss. Those who were cheated meet, and there is certainly a winner. He will then have evidence that there are supernatural forces.
Coincidence/Evidence/Dennett: e.g. a geyser suddenly erupts on average every 65 minutes. The form of the suddenness is no evidence of randomness.
Context: abruptness of the Cambrian evolution._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999