There is a way to shut up the naysayers: Since a negative cannot be proved, according to my logic textbook, that leaves the field open to the “yes” group to prove its claim. And they can shut up their opponents forever simply by stating one absolute truth. If only one absolute truth is established, then the contest is over.
I assume that an absolute truth is not something like one plus one equals two. That is fact that can be tested, but not a truth in the sense of this argument. Who will lead the way, state that truth and send the distracters home in shame? I can hardly wait.
Wayland Jackson, Fresno