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Alright, well I have been sitting on this bonus Podcast for a while but I was finally given the go-ahead to post up an episode I guest starred in with Matt and Andrew on their Podcast “Ask an Atheist Anything”. My question for them was, “When does the Atheist Bear the Burden of Proof?”.
Specific discussion on the burden of proof revolves around my use of Bayes Theorem, prior probabilities, the shifting of the burden of proof and my beloved Molinistic Defeater- all this and more is tackled by the Atheists in this episode.
UPDATED SOURCE- Given some of the disagreements, I’ve had with skeptics who claim my notion of treating all options as “equally possible/probable” by default unless and until one has reason to rule one or more options as more probable than not and/or improbable, I wanted to provide this source on the Principle of Indifference which states, “is a rule for assigning epistemic probabilities. The principle of indifference states that in the absence of any relevant evidence, agents should distribute their credence (or `degrees of belief’) equally amongst all the possible outcomes under consideration” (see here = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_indifference or search for the term here = https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/probability-interpret/ ). Once again, Dale is proven to be correct despite the skeptics claiming he doesn’t know what he is talking about!
b) Scholarly source on what Middle Knowledge is = https://www.iep.utm.edu/middlekn/ .
c) See my attached file with detailed illustrations of how the my Bayes calculations work in contrast to Andrew. See here = 4A- BAYES EXPLANATION