Xaa wrote:gmalivuk wrote:And again: That is not what "opinion" means.
A false belief about a factual claim is a mistaken factual belief, not an opinion. Something doesn't become an opinion just as soon as it's both sincerely believed and wrong.
Actually, yes, it does. The term "opinion" in the dictionary is defined as "a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge." Something most certainly does become opinion when it is both sincerely believed and yet still wrong.
But the nature of a view or a judgment is that both are subjective. Facts are not. If I tell you the moon is made of cheese, that's not an opinion, no matter how strongly I believe it. It's not an opinion because it is verifiable. Not subject to interpretation or judgment. If I tell you the moon is made of cheese, I am making a statement of fact. An incorrect statement, but a statement of fact nonetheless.
Now, if I tell you the moon is the worst satellite in the solar system, that IS an opinion, because it is a subjective judgment. There is no objective scale of "moon quality" I can use to rank our own little moon to Europa or Io. Whether it's made based on fact or not, it is a subjective conclusion, and thus an opinion.
If I said "Jews run the world", regardless of how difficult it would be to do so, that statement is verifiable, and thus not an opinion. Believe it or not.
Xaa wrote:I earned that tech several turns ago.
I'd push for Planetary Economics. Leads to Quantum Power.