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Opinion vs Fact by Persnicketese Opinion vs Fact by Persnicketese
Opinions are just a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. Fact has evidence and knowledge to back said statement up. There are differences. Opinions do not trump facts. There is a difference. I prefer fact over opinions. If all you have are opinions don't try to debate something. You just look stupid.
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
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This is something that we as a society are guilty of. Because we tend to assume that we know because "we were there."

Anyone can just say "I was there," "It's common sense," or any other empty crap and people will just eat it up.

That's why when I try to prove my point, I do my research and show my proof when debating. Otherwise it's just mere opinion which doesn't mean squat.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Exactly.
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Saylisk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Artist
Everyone's "entitled" to accept some evidence as fact.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Accepting evidence is different from stating one's opinion as fact.
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Saylisk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Artist
Correct.
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XenosTheZebraApple Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Just because you have an opinion does not mean you're entitled to it.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I don't have a right to claim my opinion?
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XenosTheZebraApple Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Given the premise that every opinion you (or anyone else) have formed was taken from another source (i.e., books, television, newspaper, people, etc.), then you are not entitled to the opinion so much as you simply have the opinion.

Pretend that an opinion is like a wallet. If I ran up to you and took your wallet, I would have your wallet, but I wouldn't be entitled to it.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I think you are a) missing the point of the stamp and b) also completely not understanding opinions which leads to c) which is not my problem.
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XenosTheZebraApple Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Haha, alright.
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sapphire-warg Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*adds stamp to journal*

Thank you so much for making this stamp. :worship:
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Welcome ^_^
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lordwolf89 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I understand this arguement, now i usualy debate opinions or encourages others to give their opinion about something

if i am to debate which game is best of for example Super Mario or The LEgend of Zelda both facts (like sales number and stuff can be aplied) and the opinon of the person supporting the games

in my opinion, opinions are indeed used more in conversations, and debates on facts, but i fairly belive that ones opinion abouot things should be taken into acount when debating since thats his/hers viewpoint
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Sure, one generally uses opinion as a base for a debate. My issue is when opinions are all that are used.
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:iconlordwolf89:
lordwolf89 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
ah, then i totaly agree with you

person a explains his opinion then person b explains his opinion on a particular subject, then they start backing up their opinions with facts

thats how it should be, not jsut opinion after opinion or a arguement with no refferences (i always try to find references to back up my arguements)
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I agree.
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:iconabworldprotector:
ABWorldProtector Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Wonderful statement. I really liked the message of the stamp. I think facts are based in logic and opinions are based in emotions. I like both fact and opinion, but I LOVE logic more than emotions, so if you were having a debate with someone, then that debate/argument should be based in facts, so that you will have concret evidence to support your beliefs. Well you can FORM an opinion using the facts of something that is presented to you. Like if someone stated that a war is killing millions and someone else stated the REASONS we went to war, then you would make an opinion on whether you agreed with the war or not based on the facts that were presented to you. That was just an example that I thought up...anyway, you would support your opinion based on the facts and someone else could likewise have a different opinion of the war (whether they supported it or not) based on the facts that were presented to them. Therefore, both people would be right, in a way (if I explained that right). Anyway, wonderful message! I added it to my favorites. :)
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconabworldprotector:
ABWorldProtector Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
You are welcome! :)
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
You rock!!
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:iconabworldprotector:
ABWorldProtector Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Thanks alot! :) I really apprecaite that. What inspired you to make the stamp?
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Running into people who wanted to use opinion as fact. I personally get irritated when people use opinions in an argument and when asked for evidence don't supply it when they make a claim of fact. So I generally make a stamp for other people who generally agree can use to warn people. ^_^
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ABWorldProtector Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I think it is sad when someone confuses opinion and fact. I think that if someone STATES something as an opinion, then it is OK not to have facts to support it, but that they still MIGHT have facts to support it. But if they say something is fact and have no evidence to PROVE it is a fact, then what they really have is an opinion. I think that people's religious viewpoint is a fact TO THEM, but may be an opinion to others. A fact to them, because it is something that they believe in and something they concider to be true, but also an opinion, because other people may NOT agree with them and how they believe (if I explained it right). As far as what I beleive spirtually, it IS my opinion, and I DO try to see many different viewpoints...but, really, any spirtual belief is more than likely an opinion. I think you can find truth in any spiritual viewpoint, but that your truths may be different than someone else's truths...but many insist that their religion is right, when in reality, it is just something that THEY believe in, which makes it an opinion, in my view at least. So, people have different spiritual OPINIONS which ARE facts TO THEM. Sorry for rambling. It is just...it is weird, because having this conversation barely made me understand that spiritual beliefs are only opinions that hold different truths for different people. Did I explain any of that right at all? And I am SO glad you made this stamp!! :)
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Yes you explained it right and I agree. And I'm glad you like it. I want to make stamps that people enjoy. ^-^
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ArchDragon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, love it.
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Thanks ^-^
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extravagaunte Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
you have a nice gallery, but you seem to think quite highly of yourself...
is that on purpose, or are you just ignorant?
(i mean no offense)
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:iconkattotang:
KattoTang Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I like how you say "No offense" right after or right before you say something obviously and blatantly offensive.
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:iconextravagaunte:
extravagaunte Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Sorry, my irritating brother got on my devart acc and said that. All further quips, remarks, etc, to be directed to Arkro.
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:iconkattotang:
KattoTang Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Riiiiight.
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:iconextravagaunte:
extravagaunte Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Yes, that is right. My sarcasm won't get me far, but I feel inclined to do battle with my weapon of choice. I am sorry for any trouble he (or I if you prefer) has caused you. You're reply "Riiiiight." would fall under the "Insults, quips, sarcasm, etc." catagory and should thus be, as previously stated, directed toward Arkro. I have increased the security on account to stop any further use by Arkro. At this point I wonder if you actually read up to here, or just delete the message. The latter would be okay because I am done now.
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:iconkattotang:
KattoTang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Wow. If it was true, and that wasn't you, why did you reply? Your reply implies an intense desire to start a fight. Either that, or you're just naturally insufferable and rude.

I never insulted you, and I don't even know who the fuck you're talking about. You also didn't say not to direct sarcasm at you, in which case I would ignore that anyway. I'm a sarcastic person. Deal with it. Also, you fail at sarcasm. Piss off.
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extravagaunte Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Understand this: The reason I sent a message to you was so that you wouldn't talk to me. Since that didn't work I'll try a less subtle approach. Shut up and go away.
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:iconkattotang:
KattoTang Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Yeah, because talking to someone clearly means you don't want to talk to them. That makes sense.

Not.
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Rioni-Riishu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Generally, the best way to get someone not to talk to you is to not talk to them. Just a tip.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I don't get why you say that. I'm just confident and am not afraid to voice my opinion. And I'm not ignorant. I'm well educated. I'm just not a coward when it comes to what I believe in.
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extravagaunte Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I am not really sorry, because I have no clue who you are, but I feel inclined to apologize for my younger brother using my account to harass people. I realize that this is the internet and I nothing to prove this claim, excpet for my own word. However you said that everyone was entitled to their own opinion, and mine is to not care. Any further quips, insults, sarcastic remarks, etc. are to be directed to Arkro, aka my younger brother. I don't really care if you believe me, I just don't want to be bothered.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
And I don't want to be bothered either. So it's all good.
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:iconextravagaunte:
extravagaunte Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thank you and goodbye.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Indeed!
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:iconionoobmaster:
IoNoobMaster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
You just owned a lot of people :devilish:... congrats :trophy:
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
XD Thank you.
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:iconcouramours:
Couramours Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
What's sad is people always do argue opinions, and oftentimes leave out fact completely.

Now how is that possibly an argument?
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
It isn't. It's a bitching contest.
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:iconcouramours:
Couramours Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
pretty much. Watch out, the earrings are coming off...
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Oh noes!
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:iconcouramours:
Couramours Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Call in Jerry Springer.
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:iconpersnicketese:
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Indeed!
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:iconcouramours:
Couramours Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
:D
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