balance of evidence

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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.
 

Tdol

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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. ;-)
 

yuiyui

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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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