Some people just love fakes. When I was working on medieval genealogies at Geni.com I was bowled over by the number of people willing to go to the mat for information they found online or got from Grandma. No other evidence to back it up. Most often their reasoning was something along the lines of “no one would say it if it weren’t true” and “there must have been an oral tradition and that’s why there’s no evidence.”
I would have had a happier experience, I think if I had taken time to look for an easy intro to the burden of proof. I came across this one by accident. It’s very nice. Just what I needed back then.
- QualiaSoup, “The burden of proof,” Youtube <youtube.com>, Apr. 25, 2012, retrieved July 11, 2020.