April 11, 2023

Can people truly be impartial? From personal experience, I’ve found that if someone doesn’t have, as the saying goes, “a dog in the fight,” they’re more apt to see things objectively. However, if they have strong feelings on a particular topic/issue, then they’ll most likelier than not, be biased in how they perceive what’s before them. The judicial system used to be regarded as the last bastion of impartiality. However, recent rulings by various GOP-appointed judges shows that’s no longer the case, if it ever was. People are inherently biased and no matter how impartial they think they are, it’s inevitable their own prejudices/assumptions will win. Case in point: The recent ruling by a Texas judge against the continuation of a FDA-approved abortion pill. The fact that one (Republican) judge in Texas, known for his anti-abortion stance, and a (Democratic) judge in Washington state that ruled in favor of it, underscore this bias that’s inherent in each of us. The solution? Either find justices who really just look at the word of the law – which the Dem judge appeared to be doing in his ruling and didn’t cite pro-abortion verbiage, as opposed as the GOP judge who used actual anti-abortion rhetoric in his own ruling. Or let ChatGPT decide; The FBI warns us all not to be too quick to plug our phones in these kinds of charging stations; Economists see a full-blown recession barreling our way; The largest habitat on Earth just got global protection; and Italian archeologists discovered a new technique promising to revolutionize archeology. Go beyond the headlines…

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