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    Burden of Proof

    December 4, 2013 by Captainmcpants

    Citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which an article is based. Citations indicated by a superscript number or other means in a line of text are called inline citations, which is something we could really make use of around here.

    But before I suggest that we impose comparitively puritanical rules about verifiability, reliability, reproducibility , research and all those nice things that made Sir Karl Popper's knees go weak, let me explain why I'm bringing this up.

    I've noticed that the contents of "Statements needing citations" AKA the Proof Pauper™ seems arbitrary since practically all claims made on the wiki are without citation anyway. I honestly think that page will be put to better use if it lists the claims that DON'T…

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