# Universal negative

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In logic, a **universal negative** is a proposition of the form “No S is P.” Symbol: E, e.^{[1]}

An example of a valid universal negative is "No triangles have four sides". This is a valid universal negative because if something does not have three sides, it cannot be a triangle.

## The universal negative claim by atheists that God does not exist

*See also:* Atheism and arrogance

Contrary to the mistaken notion of individuals who are inexperienced in logic/philosophy, there are plenty of cases where universal negatives can be proven.^{[2]} However, atheists' universal negative claim that God does not exist is not a reasonable universal negative claim.^{[3]}

Please see: A universal negative: Can it be proven? and Putting the Atheist on the Defensive

## Notes

- ↑ Universal negative
- ↑ A universal negative: Can it be proven?
- ↑ Putting the Atheist on the Defensive by Kenneth R. Samples, Christian Research Institute Journal, Fall 1991, and Winter 1992, page 7.