What is Evidence?

I hold that evidence is my ultimate authority. – The Twelve Principles

It is important to know what counts as evidence. Evidence is objective and verifiable information that supports the probability of a claim being true or false.

What is the difference between evidence and proof? Proof is that degree of evidence that warrants belief. That means that the evidence shows that the claim is probably true.

Now every degree of evidence is not proof. It becomes proof only when it justifies the acceptance of the claim.

The Bible is not evidence, because it rests on two unproven claims. First, that God exists. And second, that the Bible is his word.

Published by

Jay N. Forrest

Zen Humanist Teacher.