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Omar Karindu

In Reply To
Stingray

Subj: Of course opinions can be wrong or right...
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 01:53:02 pm EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: just an observation (er, 3 really)
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 01:14:09 am EDT

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>And, btw, your opinion is wrong.

A) Uh..isn't the point of an opinion that it isn't necessarily wrong or right? That's why it's opinion & not fact.

B) Yeah, Dan...sarcasm when dealing with someone that openly doesn't have a high opinion of you is like taking a keg to an AA meeting, you're just asking for it, really.

C) And, seriously guys --both of you-- ...wouldn't it just be best to avoid commenting about/to one another? I mean, you've both got to know by now that saying pretty much anything regarding the other is gonna lead to this kind of stuff. Seems rather dense to keep doing it, imho.

~~Stingray~~

> >And, btw, your opinion is wrong.
>
> A) Uh..isn't the point of an opinion that it isn't necessarily wrong or right? That's why it's opinion & not fact.

No, and this is a disturbing little bete noir of Internet discussiont hat drives me mad. Opinions can most certainly be right or wrong. History books are littered with examples of bad, wrong, stupid, and malicious opinions.

The idea that opinion s and facts are utterly separate creatures is simply erroneous; we form opinions about facts, and we rely on the facts to inform our opinons. Get the facts wrong at either end, and it is quite possible to have an opinion that is wrong due to misinformation, intellectual sloppiness, or simple error.

Opinions can also be in error if they're inconsistently expressed; if I'm going to opine that, say, red and white are a lousy color scheme for a costume and then elsewhere opine that Stingray and Crossfire have the best costumes in the Marvel Universe, something's certainly wrong about one or both of those opinons insofar as they shouldn't be possible for me to hold simultaneously.

We generally have reasons for our opinions. Where those reasons are wrong or lacking, our opinions can certainly become less valuable, less meaningful...and, in short, "bad" or "wrong."

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey


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