In logic, a universal negative is a proposition of the form “No S is P.” Symbol: E, e.
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. However, atheists' universal negative claim that God does not exist is not a reasonable universal negative claim.
Please see: A universal negative: Can it be proven? and Putting the Atheist on the Defensive
- ↑ 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.