In Scandinavia I believe it is common for them to not assume the accused is guilty. Certainly their scientists believe the burden of proof is on someone making a claim.
Actualy, since it's often hard to prove some things scientificly it is often the norm to make a theory that you can't prove wrong yourself, then publish it for others to try to prove wrong. Also known as the hypothetico-deductive model. This is why the theory of evolution and theory of relativety are still often refered to as theories. So you could say Notch have followed the scientific belief on burden of proof rather acurately. He were told claims, he couldn't prove them false himself, so he published them for either others to prove false or to stand as truths :tongue.gif: