Hitchen’s Razor

Hitchen’s Razor

“Hitchens’ razor is an epistemological razor expressed by writer Christopher Hitchens. It says that the burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim; if this burden is not met, then the claim is unfounded, and its opponents need not argue further in order to dismiss it.”

Hitchens has phrased the razor in writing as “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”

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