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Opinions. user banned
2nd Mar '13

I've taken this topic in school, so I know the answer - yes, there is one lol... however I'm not sure I completely agree with it (hence this post). I know generally most people hide behind the "that's my opinion and I'm entitled to it, etc."



However,



Do you think an opinion can be wrong?

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
2nd Mar '13

If it is a true opinion then no. But if it is something that has been proven as fact one way or the other, then no matter how much they say "it's my opinion" it's not. It's a fact whether they are right or wrong.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Mar '13

My 'opinion' is that if someone has an opinion which directly effects another living thing, then yes, it can be wrong. Wrong morally or ethically, that is.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
2nd Mar '13

I'd love to hear from the nos?

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
2nd Mar '13

A true opinion, in my opinion, can't be wrong because it's not a statement.
However, opinions tend to be stated closer to statements than actual opinions, and in that case I feel that I can say "No, that's not right." if that makes sense? I'll think of an example when I'm not focusing on it, it'll just blink up into my head.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" I'd love to hear from the nos?"


I checked no until I read the first comment, then I changed my mind, I agree with the first poster!

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
2nd Mar '13

The only thing that can be wrong is a fact, not an opinion.



Opinions are subjective, facts are not.



With that said, though... a lot of people confuse fact/opinion, and sometimes there are facts that turn out to be untrue.




ETA:



An opinion: Blue is the best color. Someone may disagree with that opinion, but it is not wrong, because it is that person's opinion.



Someone can say "it's my opinion that the Sun revolves around the Earth". You can call that an opinion if you feel like it, but that's not something you can really have an opinion on.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting The Doctor:" The only thing that can be wrong is a fact, not an opinion. Opinions are subjective, facts are not. ... [snip!] ... the Earth". You can call that an opinion if you feel like it, but that's not something you can really have an opinion on."


What about like...religious or way of life opinions, though? Example, "It's my opinion that if someone is gay, they should be killed."

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting Pusherman:" What about like...religious or way of life opinions, though? Example, "It's my opinion that if someone is gay, they should be killed." "


Well, morally and ethically wrong are completely subjective, so I'd still go with, nope. That's not "wrong" in the way that I'm taking the word "wrong".



Opinions some people with think are "right" and some will think are "wrong", that's what makes an opinion and not a fact, IMO. :) (haha, IMO).

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
2nd Mar '13

OP, was this philosophy class?

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting The Doctor:" OP, was this philosophy class?"

No, a research class lol

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" No, a research class lol"


So, are you going to tell us what this "one answer" is? :wink:



I'm curious, because I'm assuming that it's going to say that "yes, opinions can be wrong".... which I will wholly disagree with. Even when research is involved. hahaha

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting The Doctor:" So, are you going to tell us what this "one answer" is? :wink: I'm curious, because I'm assuming that ... [snip!] ... to say that "yes, opinions can be wrong".... which I will wholly disagree with. Especially when research is involved. hahaha"

Lol, the answer is yes and I disagree as well

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" Lol, the answer is yes and I disagree as well"


Haha, it's really funny. I knew that was the "answer", I completely disagree.



HAHA. In a research class? LOL. Research is so easy to skew in your favor, to prove whatever point or opinion you want.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting The Doctor:" Haha, it's really funny. I knew that was the "answer", I completely disagree. HAHA. In a research class? LOL. Research is so easy to skew in your favor, to prove whatever point or opinion you want."

It was more a gateway to critical thinking than research lol



I'm so confused on the topic. I don't think opinions can be wrong unless someone is disputing a fact lol like "my opinion is the sky is red." Which I guess means, opinions can be wrong... because I can't say opinions can't be wrong with exceptions LOL



So confused.