An objective perspective of subjectivism – utilizing the interpretive cognitive framework
In order to answer our question (about [fill-in-the-blank], climate change, etc. ), it is not necessary to review the details of (sampling) methodology. Rather, we can answer our question by going back to the sixteenth-century savant Sir Francis Bacon. Bacon perceived that advances in knowledge were being held back by our biases. He called these biases “idols” and asserted that they distorted our perceptions of reality, and even our experimental approach in science.
The above is an edited excerpt from When Polls Become Idols, the content of which, is a good analogy to current events.
When Polls Become Idols, E. Jeffrey Ludwig
14 November 2016