We are entitled to our opinion if…

Posted: May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized
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It is correct. All too often people who have strong opinions find themselves in a logical argument with other people who have strong opinions, and the end of the argument is usually capped off with a statement like “well everyone is entitled to their opinion.” I have to say that this is not always true. The word entitled means to lay claim to something in the case of an opinion an entitlement would be a justification and if the opinion is not true it cannot be entitled. Now everyone has the right to believe in whatever truth they want but simply because they believe it is true does not make it so. You are not entitled to your opinion when it is false. At least not logically. When someone comes to an opinion that is illogical and unsupported through fact they build other opinions based on illogical ones and risk things not working correctly. Ignorance is not without victims. Ignorance can and often does cause harm to living things. It is gross ignorance that has helped make humanity the cause for the next major extinction on earth, it was ignorance that caused the Challenger accident in NASA. I could continue with ignorance causing harm stories but I will not . The ignorance harm stories are the bad news and I am more of a good news guy. So are you ready for the good news? Here it is, ready or not. We can and do learn. We can and do apply logic and reasoning. With logic and reasoning we can be assured or entitled to our believes and these beliefs will change when we are presented new evidence. With logic and reasoning it maybe possible to stave off massive extinction, get a better job, apply and attend the right college, marry the right man or woman, fill in the blank. Knowledge truly is powerful and is used everyday to make lives better. We (I am speaking of humans) have the biggest brains in the animal kingdom and we have just started using them. The future is bright and those who think logically and critically are going to experience this bright future with joy and happiness and those who do not think this way well they will not have this joy and happiness.





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