“Evidence” in the most common sense of the word is more narrow than “what proves something”. “Evidence” pull the mind toward the kind of proof given in courtrooms and the hypothetical experimental sciences.

Can one give no evidence for claims in metaphysics and geometry? Again, yes and no, but it is better to say no because of the various overtones in the word “evidence”. Not all evidence is evidence just as the best things in life are not things.

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