Ambivalent Skeptic

May 15, 2011

Opinion vs facts

Filed under: Philosophy — Clint1911 @ 3:35 pm

No matter how many facts your option is based on, it is still an opinion.


  1. Thats your opinion.

    Comment by whiterabbitwordpress — May 15, 2011 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  2. In the end, and ultimately, opinion and facts are both abstracts that support one another to give a semblance of substance that isn’t ultimately, really there.

    Comment by whiterabbitwordpress — May 15, 2011 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  3. How do you differentiate between opinion and fact? It would seem that in some cases at least an opinion would be fact given the nature of the facts on which it was formed, no?

    Am I just looking into this further than you intended, and you were just venting about something that happened? Or was this intended to create discussion?

    Comment by John Barron — May 15, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  4. There can be differentiation but it is due to tensionining one abstraction against another, or a set of abstractions against another, or our entire matrix of abstractions against another; differentation is a product of the mind as is our interpretation of fact. We can throw a ball and trust it succumb to gravity and call gravity a fact – but gravity does not know its name or that it is gravity, it may very well be called something else but in reality nothing is called anything without our projection of association and interpretation onto it; in which case fact and opinion share the same boat.

    Happy to offer up a discussion – your comment just caught my eye while I was surfing the net. I was surfing the net looking for interesting people to invite to a forum I have just created – particularly anyone with a social science interest.

    Comment by W R A — May 16, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  5. “…but gravity does not know its name or that it is gravity…”

    The name is NOT the thing.

    While the name, what we call a thing, is in a sense “made up” that really is that the thing exists.

    Guys I think you miss a very important point: Things exists WITHOUT humans to see them. Those are facts. Our ideas about theses things can be opinions.

    Comment by Ambivalent Skeptic — May 16, 2011 @ 11:18 pm | Reply

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