Refraction (Bent Thinking) #90

Biased Sample – when a person draws a conclusion about a population based on a sample that is biased or prejudiced in some manner.  Refutation: without scientific objectivity and the ability to recreate the results in a double blind study, samples simply cannot be trusted to be representative of the whole.  Example –  Alec:  “Becky, a recent poll says that Americans think Republicans are racist.”  Side Note:  while there are some rare exceptions, it is  (despite loud objections to the contrary) irrefutable that the media outlets are biased and typically ask their questions in ways that shape the results to fit their worldview.

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