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Very true, but every opinion has some basis in experience, or in information we've received by someone else. Eventually, if enough information piles up, the opinions become something more significant than just someone's opinion. For example, did we land on the Moon? I don't think that's ever been proved to the satisfaction of ATSers, but it's no longer just an opinion that we did.
There is a fundamental difference between fact and opinion.
In general, that's quite true. In my list I don't see it, but if some one wants to say that my facts are all true, but they have a different conclusion, I'd be glad to hear it. But that's not so much the situation with my list.
One, the same facts can lead to different conclusions.
Dear ExNihiloRed, I must be misunderstanding you. Nobody ever has all the facts before they make a decision. How many people test the breaking strength of various shoelaces before they purchase them. No one knows all the facts about a house, a car, a wife, a career, or where to live. The Supreme Court said it would be cruel and unusual punishment to have to read Obamacare and decide which sections were Constitutional. Again, nobody ever has all the facts.
Second, you need to make sure you know all the facts before you reach a conclusion.
Our division alone should show how wrong we truly are, and as a matter of fact have been for a very long time.