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Old 28th January 2010, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Barefoot Running Debate

Originally Posted by Simon Spooner View Post
I tried to post on the site but it doesn't allow me. Someone posted on the burden of proof. I wanted to say this:

In terms of the burden, it depends on who forwards the proposition and what that proposition is. In academic debate the affirmatives traditionally assume the burden of proof, i.e., to prove that the proposition is probably true. The negatives assumes the burden of rejoinder; to deconstruct the affirmative arguments. So if the shoe companies say that their shoes protect from injury- they should need to prove it; similarly if the barefoot community say that running barefoot protects from injury: they should need to prove it. As far as I can see, neither have the data to support such contentions.
I was just able to post on the site through my facebook account.


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