Can two equally informed people come to a different conclusion?
A lot of the debate that's currently going on seems to focus on the assumption that people just don't understand what's being proposed. Because if they did understand, they'd have no choice but to support it (or oppose it, depending on who you're talking to). So my question is, can two people, both equally informed and knowledgable about a bill or issue, come to completely different conclusions about its merits? And if it is, can either side acknowledge that possibility?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes that is absolutely possible. Lots of politics boils down to values and what people value more. Two people can be equally informed about abortion and one person could oppose it based on religious beliefs while the other person is pro choice because of their values that people should be able to decide this for themselves.
It's only the outspoken idiots that cannot acknowledge this.
- 1 decade ago
Unfortunately no, not to sound weired but there's to many people that are vindictive on both sides and will never come to an agreement about anything. Our country is becoming so divided right now it's truly scary. Instead of working together and using common sense everyone is just after each otherr and so many lies are being spread its like high school gossip and at very alarming rate!
- kathleen OLv 61 decade ago
Absolutely. Those of us not on the fringes can even discuss these conclusions without calling each other names. Despite the constant coverage, middle left and middle right make up the majority of the voting public, and we're paying attention, and we will remember.
- MikeGolfLv 71 decade ago
It depends on whether you are dealing with an objective conclusion (2+2=4) or a subjective conclusion (abortion = murder or not murder).
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- as.erwinLv 61 decade ago
No. But they can disagree as whether the conclusion is good or bad! Facts are facts! Ideology is subjective.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes. The best examples come when jurys split.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes, personal opinions will always skew facts
- Angela QLv 71 decade ago
That's what prejudice is all about.
Two people are not equally informed if one has examined the facts and the other is unaware that they have only been fed lies. ∠°)
- CarterLv 41 decade ago
Everyone has some bias.
- Sam SneedLv 41 decade ago
Depends on their underlying interests.................
That's what makes for politics.