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An [[Opinion]] is a statement which may or may not be true. It is "an assessment, judgement or evaluation of something" ([[wikipedia:Opinion|Wikipedia]]).
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==About==
 
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An [[Opinion]] is a statement which may or may not be true. Although the word is often used to refer to matters of ''personal taste'', which cannot be objectively verified or [[falsified]], it can also apply to statements about reality which ''are'' in fact verifiable. The confusion between these two contexts leads to the following misleading usages:
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* "[[That's your opinion]]" is often used to invalidate carefully-considered evaluations that have taken all available evidence into consideration.
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* "That's just my opinion" is often used to excuse completely false (and possibly harmful) statements and possibly give them the same weight as more carefully-considered statements.
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===Policy===
 
[[Issuepedia:about|Issuepedia]] attempts to aid with the evaluation of opinions – especially those relating to complex or controversial subjects – by unfolding the details of the process whereby opinions are arrived at, so as to subject it to rational scrutiny.
 
[[Issuepedia:about|Issuepedia]] attempts to aid with the evaluation of opinions – especially those relating to complex or controversial subjects – by unfolding the details of the process whereby opinions are arrived at, so as to subject it to rational scrutiny.
 
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* [[Issuepedia:Reasonably sound opinion]]: We will consider any opinion that takes into account all the [[Hierarchy of evidence|best available evidence]] of which we are aware as constituting the current [[truth]] on that subject.
[[{{PAGENAME}}]] writings are one of the main [[Issuepedia:About|Issuepedia]] [[Article Types]].
 
 
 
 
==Related Articles==
 
==Related Articles==
*[[:Category:Opinions|Opinions]] category
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*[[:Category:Opinions|Opinions]] category (obsolete)
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==Links==
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===Reference===
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* {{wikipedia}}: "an assessment, judgement or evaluation of something"

Latest revision as of 21:41, 14 September 2019

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About

An Opinion is a statement which may or may not be true. Although the word is often used to refer to matters of personal taste, which cannot be objectively verified or falsified, it can also apply to statements about reality which are in fact verifiable. The confusion between these two contexts leads to the following misleading usages:

  • "That's your opinion" is often used to invalidate carefully-considered evaluations that have taken all available evidence into consideration.
  • "That's just my opinion" is often used to excuse completely false (and possibly harmful) statements and possibly give them the same weight as more carefully-considered statements.

Policy

Issuepedia attempts to aid with the evaluation of opinions – especially those relating to complex or controversial subjects – by unfolding the details of the process whereby opinions are arrived at, so as to subject it to rational scrutiny.

Related Articles

Links

Reference

  • Wikipedia: "an assessment, judgement or evaluation of something"