Monday, September 13, 2010

Evidence is Entirely Subjective to the Bias of the Observer

Sir Emeth Mimentes

[E]vidence is entirely subjective to the bias/axioms/mindset/presuppositions/worldview/dogma/whatever-you-want-to-call-it of the person looking at the evidence. Each person may have the exact same evidence (which, honestly, is a situation that is extremely rare to non-existent in discussions about history), but they will interpret that evidence completely different from each other based on their worldview. You cannot escape this.

This is a key point to any discussion (and Jay made it clearly here), so I'm blogging this so as to have a post to send my opponents next time I get in a creation/evolution or similar debate. Where, quite frankly, we can be looking at the same evidence and arriving at two very different conclusions based on which side of the issue they already are on.

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