There are wrong opinions

June 22, 2015, 11:31 am

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The debate "There are wrong opinions" was started by MEATMISSILE01 on June 22, 2015, 11:31 am. 101 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 28 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

PsychDave posted 4 arguments, I_Voyager posted 1 argument, Craven198787 posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
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if you believe that the Earth is flat you are in violation of unsound reasoning and not looking at evidence where it is easily available and accepting bad evidence bad models for determining the claim and relying on conspiracy nonsense in place of good science

1 month, 3 weeks ago

opinions are statements better informed by one's own current understanding about a particular the set of ideas so if it was your opinion that alligators are not carnivores then you would have the opinion that was based on your level of understanding and also being an understanding that is wrong according to what is actually the case

1 month, 3 weeks ago

@ I_Voyager That's true, but I would fight for the other side. I would think that opinions cannot be wrong unless they are factually proven. But if something is backed up by facts, then, for the people who use common sense rather than disagreeing for the heck of it, it is technically no longer able to be an opinion. An opinion is what somebody else thinks. Until it is proven or dis-proven, it will always be an opinion(such as religion). But when hard facts started coming out about something, then opinions that disagree with them almost don't matter; those are wrong opinions, wrong because they simply don't make sense after the facts are considered. That said, people should always be respectful of others opinions about things, or debate them(as we do here) in a civilized manner :)

4 years, 8 months ago

Look up the definition of opinion. Opinions are not necessarily based on knowledge or fact, meaning even if something is an established fact, your opinion could differ. If someone has an opinion that is directly contradicted by facts and knowledge, their opinion is wrong. That doesn't stop them from having it, however.

4 years, 11 months ago

the opinion would have become fact

4 years, 11 months ago

People can disagree with my statement if they like, but that does not change the nature of opinions. Look at the current debate over the nature of homosexuality. Some people believe that there is no genetic causes to homosexuality, some feel that it is entirely genetic, and some believe that it is a combination of the two. there is no scientific consensus yet, but when there eventually is, two of these opinions will have been wrong. When there are mutually exclusive opinions, by definition they cannot all be right.

4 years, 11 months ago

The fact that there is scientific consensus on a subject does not stop people from having opinions about it. An opinion is a view or judgment about something that is not necessarily based on fact (pulled directly from Google).

4 years, 11 months ago
I_Voyager
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An opinion is not something formed in the absence of fact. An opinion is a view held by a person regardless of fact. So a person can have an opinion which contradicts facts. It can be my opinion that the earth is flat, and I would be wrong. We could also discuss it and you could summon all the evidence to contradict the opinion. Therefore opinions can be incorrect.

4 years, 11 months ago

Earth isnt flat ...thats a fact not an opinion to be discussed . However other things like which team is better or who is prettier are all opinions with no right or wrong ! so there are no wrong opinions cause that contradicts the definition of the word 'opinion'

4 years, 11 months ago

If you believe the Earth is flat, your opinion is wrong.

4 years, 11 months ago
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