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Either of these alternatives would give honest participants an unfair disadvantage, since false assertions are inexpensive to invent and would take time to refute.
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Either of these alternatives would give honest participants an unfair disadvantage, since false assertions are inexpensive to invent and often expensive to refute.

Latest revision as of 14:05, 2 February 2013

  • Rule: If a challenged assertion remains undefended, then it is assumed to be false.

Justification

The only alternatives would be:

  • Assume that the assertion is true.
  • Assume that the assertion might be true.

Either of these alternatives would give honest participants an unfair disadvantage, since false assertions are inexpensive to invent and often expensive to refute.