Is it healthy to have prejudices or not ?
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The word is often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, political opinion, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality, or other personal characteristics.
I think it is essential to learning and growing" an integral part of human intellect" the ability to notice and extrapolate patterns in seemingly unpredictable and inconsistent chaos. Every scientific hypothesis is a presupposition, a prejudice, that gets proven or dis-proven in scientific experimentation" they are formed when we take many separate observations and induce a connection that may or may not exist; and we often utilize the irrational imagination to derive testable rationalizations and connections.
Social stereotypes are no different than those of the physical sciences that have evolved technological understanding" psychologists and sociologists do it. The difference though is the fact that you and I don"t have Ph D"s in the subject matter. That fact alone is what turns us from being taken seriously as objective scientists to being taken as bigots.
Scientific truth is often ignored because it"s offensive to society; and accepted on pure faith without thorough understanding when it compliments or supports ones biases. Stereotype is healthy and a sign of intellect.
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Since you forfeited this round, I shall concude with this: prejudices are extremely unhealthy, because they are discriminating against a certain group of people, even if they don't deserve it. Pejudice is simply discrimination without reason.
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