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    Default balance of evidence

    Hello

    Could you please kindly tell me what "the balance of evidence" means? I wonder how it is different from simply saying "the evidence available suggests ...."

    I would appreciate your instructions.

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    The balance suggests that there are differing views that have to be assessed and weighed up to reach a clear and fair picture. 'Evidence suggests' doesn't imply this to me, but suggests that proof has yet to be established.

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    Thanks to your explanation, I now could find an image of scales in "balance" in this phrase. I appreciate your instruction. Thank you so much for the nuance of "evidence suggests" also.

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    You're welcome

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