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Opinion are not equal.
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Posted 3/3/13
You have your opinion, I have my opinion!
This is a well used comment in this forum.

Let us look closer at this Ideal. First what this statement is insinuating that all opinions are equal.
Now if you think about it its far from the truth. Opinions are not equal so using this comment to end the debate is "bullshit. ( do to lack of a better word)"
Opinions are not equals!

That is like saying that the sky is blue because the sky is a Giant Ice dome like roof covering the earth. This opinion holds little to no Value because it is base on no evidence just plain uneducated ignorance.
What makes people think you have your opinion and I have my opinion is a good Point?
Opinions are not equals, if a opinion is base on evidence and well known facts, than that opinion should be respected more than an opinion base on "Blind Faith" Sorry the word fits..

It is those people in this forum non-the-less who use that statement to end any debate, allows them to save face.
But should people be allowed to use such a remark wen in any forum not just the ED.
I find it really hard to respect someone who would say the earth is flat, then wen you explain to them how that is not so, they use the you have your opinion I have my opinion comment as if that makes them just as right as you are. As if opinions are all equals.

Now what is your Opinion on Opinions.
And sorry about it coming out kinda like a rant.
This opinion thing just happens way to much in my opinion.


Ps.. I was ain a head on car crash and do to that been away for a wile. I still Can not walk, but it seems all my threads had been closed I like that explain to me as well. (because that was rude to close my threads just because I was unable to get to a computer.)
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Posted 3/3/13
They're not equal?

That's just like, your opinion, man.

Opinions backed up with facts are worth more, imo.
Posted 3/4/13 , edited 3/4/13
Opinions are not facts and that can measured. What kind of bullshit this? How can you even measure an opinion and say that it is not equal to another opinion that is immeasurable? There is no sound logic behind your post. What you have is just an opinion, man and all opinions are equal since they are not facts.
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Posted 3/4/13 , edited 3/4/13

Rugidarol wrote:

Opinions are not facts and that can measured. What kind of bullshit this? How can you even measure an opinion and say that it is not equal to another opinion that is immeasurable? There is no sound logic behind your post. What you have is just an opinion, man and all opinions are equal since they are not facts.


So you're saying Ben Bernanke and some random jerk off from the street would have equal opinions regarding the country's financial crisis?
Posted 3/4/13

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Rugidarol wrote:

Opinions are not facts and that can measured. What kind of bullshit this? How can you even measure an opinion and say that it is not equal to another opinion that is immeasurable? There is no sound logic behind your post. What you have is just an opinion, man and all opinions are equal since they are not facts.


So you're saying Ben Bernanke and some random jerk off from the street would have equal opinions regarding the country's financial crisis?


Yeah.

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Do you know who Ben Bernanke is? I'm sure everyone else would disagree with you.
Posted 3/4/13

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Do you know who Ben Bernanke is? I'm sure everyone else would disagree with you.


Yeah, I do. Define what an opinion is. There are at lest millions of "Random" people that know better than that mind manipulator.
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Definition holds no significance in the matter. If you had read the OP, you would realize he is speaking in terms of validity, credibility, etc in course of argument. He was describing how people try to scapegoat with tautologies when contradicting evidence/argument is presented against their own. It is true that people are entitled to their own opinion, but their opinion doesn't hold any worth compared to someone competent of the subject, so to state such would be irrelevant. That is why Ben Bernanke's opinion holds more worth than you're average Joe from the street, in regards to economics. Wouldn't you agree?
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personally I think it depends on the situation. if the discussion at hand is one of a scientific nature (e.g the earth is round vs flat) then the one backed up by scientific evidence obviously holds more water. but when the discussion is on something along the lines of the exsistance of god, or what is the best peice of music around then things get murky. just as one can not prove the exsistance of god it's also imposible to disprove it especially when you factor in all the difrent ways divinity is viewed, in such a discussion all opinions are equel just as arguing what is the best peice of music, or best film person A my think carman barana is the best music in exsistance while someone else may argue that it's the spice girls is person A or person B's opinion more valid? such a thing can't be quantified simply because it's the opinion of the person in question due to their personal tastes, and thus the validity can not be measured. one could argue that more people like one song over another, or one song rose higher in the charts then the other or has made more money but none of this can really be truly quantified in a scientific manner when you consider things like how long each peice of music has been around, social, cultural and economic change and personal tastes.

so are opinions equal? I'd say yes but not all discussions are equal as some are more weighted than others, especially in the case of discussions that have a proven answer, but then again that answer can change. you could argue that the earth isn't round... which it isn't it's a squished ball with deep pits and high mountains

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Posted 3/5/13
Nothing is equal...
... A beggar's might have the best opinion/ suggestion in the world... but barely anyone is going to pay him any attention...
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Remember opinions are like buttholes. Everybody has one and they almost always stink. And since a butthole is a butthole is a butthole, all opinions are equal.
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Yes suggestion and advises of two person are quite different . I agreed









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Posted 3/7/13
a lot of famous people have crappy opinions yet they get the most publicised
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They are different, but being different does not make them not equal.

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JustineKo2 wrote:

Remember opinions are like buttholes. Everybody has one and they almost always stink. And since a butthole is a butthole is a butthole, all opinions are equal.


It so happens that some arseholes are less diseased than others, while others are much healthier or some arseholes are more malformed than other arseholes, there does not exist egality among anuses. Following your analogy, as some anuses can be judged as better than other anuses, thus there are some opinions that are better than other opinions, and as there are criterias to discriminate between arseholes, so too can we use an objective criteria to discriminate opinions, the better opinion is that which is more founded in reason and facts.
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