I often visit this forum to keep track of the situations as they relate to those that post regularly. Recently,
two emotional insights have surfaced. First of all, I am very fortunate to be 79 years old. Secondly, I have
a great many uneasy predictions about what is in store for my aging children, grand and great-grandchildren.
The previous thoughts caused me to research the difference between bias and opinion. The result may be
obviously clear (or not). However, in doing so, it provided a greater understanding of what drives this forum.
Keep in mind that this was an emotionally driven moment. The following is somewhat of a summary.
"What is the difference between bias and opinion? by Truth Finder
Opinion is value judgement about someone or something. It does not state the data, it interprets them. There
could be alternative opinions about the same event based on a different interpretation. Opinion might change in
light of new information.
Bias is more of a judgement often uncorrelated with data. Bias also restricts acknowledgement or acceptance of
a different viewpoint. Bias is very less likely to change even if new information is presented. Opinion is the
ability to see both sides of the coin and giving your honest feedback devoid of any malice and/or vested interests.
Bias is the inability to do the above and letting your personal preferences dictate terms.
• What does it mean to have a biased opinion?
• What is the difference between subjective bias and objective bias?
• What is the difference between prejudice and bias?
• What is the difference between biased and unbiased?
• What is the difference between bias and hate?
• What is the difference between hindsight bias and outcome bias?
• What is the meaning of "blatant bias"?