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Old 05-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #712
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Default Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - - - Part 14

Originally Posted by Tequilla View Post
Going by wiki , maybe that's not an opinion. Saying the earth is a square isn't an opinion.

Opinion are usually reserved for subjective matters , or interpretation of facts.
While we are selectively quoting wikipedia, here is another tidbit from that article that might interest you:

"Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments."

Interpretations of facts can be wrong. The fact that opinions are subjective doesn't mean they are utterly divided from objective facts. There's a delicate relationship there you have to give an account of.

One can argue that someone's opinion coheres with facts, or that it doesn't. That Iron Man 3 is better than The Amazing Spider-Man isn't a fact, that's a subjective preference. If I have the opinion that I'm a unicorn, that opinion doesn't cohere with reality. Its a bad opinion, even if it is my "subjective interpretation" of my life.

C. Lee is right in the sense that I stated above - preferential opinions are not right or wrong. Everyone is welcome to the free expression of their opinions. The mods are right to enforce this.

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