Difference Between Bias and Opinion
The difference between opinion and bias is that an opinion is what someone thinks about a certain topic when a bias is how someone thinks feels and reacts about a topic based on something from their past……for example I hate the color purple because my biological father likes purple. That is a bias when “the Phillies are the best team in the world is an opinion because there is nothing from my past that can back that up.
I came across this on WikiAnswers a while ago; this might be worth discussing. Perhaps what the person who wrote the above statement meant was that opinions are backed up with valid arguments, and biases are not. For example, I think the sky is blue because the atmosphere scatters the blue light end of the visible light spectrum more than the red light end. A biased opinion would be something like: The sky is blue because the government says it is blue.
The first argument is an opinion with a valid reason while the second one is a bias using the same reason. So what it means is that opinions’ arguments must justify the opinion while a bias consists of one reason of which everything is based off of. So for example, if there was no blue light end of the visible spectrum, the opinion would be that the sky is some other colour, but a biased person would still say, the government says it is blue so its blue.
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