Bad language but sound reporting.

Also a good essay from Temple U. that discusses the issue at length.

Unreasonable Certainty: A Call To Abandon “Reasonable Degree of Scientific Testimony” Terminology.

The persistence of this term breeds the likelihood of confusion in at least two regards – an over-inflation of the probativeness and reliability of the testimony and the potential conflation of that standard with the burden of proof, particularly in criminal cases. With these problems and others in mind, and because the term is not required in most jurisdictions, the National Commission of Forensic Science approved a “views document” at its March, 2016 meeting calling for the term to no longer be used.


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