counterevidence


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counterevidence

(ˌkaʊntərˈɛvɪdəns)
n
evidence that refutes other evidence

coun•ter•ev•i•dence

(ˈkaʊn tərˌɛv ɪ dəns)
n.
evidence that tends to refute other evidence.
[1660–70]
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Delusions are resistant to counterevidence and impervious to counterargument.
The opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), a division of the Department of Justice, provide strong counterevidence of presidential acquiescence in congressional efforts to control presidential appointments.
Formally, there is no way to be certain, but the form clearly governs an accusative, and at the very least provides no counterevidence to the transitivity of the nominal construction.
This model requires the acknowledgement of counterevidence and the willingness among serious scholars to argue either side of a debate.
Counterevidence of this sort does not defeat the conclusion there is consensus that moral obligation can validate jus cogens.
Owen recalled the contributions of black soldiers in every American conflict since the Revolution as counterevidence to Du Bois's belief that the result of fighting would be "the right to vote and the right to work and the right to live without insult.
The supporting evidence and counterevidence of the claimants' claims are composed of historical records of Chinese missions and official decrees during the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese survey and Cabinet decision to annex the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands; letters between the Chinese and Japanese and among the Japanese, relevant maps of Japan, China, and the US, and experts' interview transcripts with Professor Susumu Yabuki and Kurt Campbell, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
Anyone arguing the "two-minute Tory" window has a left-of-centre bias must begin by confronting the counterevidence of the 1992 Leadership.
He will look at the evidence and counterevidence before deciding on the matter and reverting back the land's ownership to the DDA," a senior government official said.
Young's is a powerful evocation of the trope of the vanishing Gullah, this dominant, if uninterrogated, narrative against which we have seen it is possible to juxtapose ample counterevidence of Gullah's multiplicity, adaptability, and mobility.
108) This argument is problematic due to the tendency for delusional beliefs to withstand counterevidence that undermines the delusional hypothesis, (109) a "paradigmatic" act of irrationality.