Black Thunder 42<quoted text>
To put it very simply...posit should be the result of conclusion due to evidence,
... not conclusion due to evidence of posit.
The first is an order of reason(a responsible experiment toward conclusion),
... and the other is a reason to order(an arrangement of assumptions to produce the appearance of #(1)).
Used properly, the only bias should be a bias toward proper conclusion.
The reality is different when it comes to bias and evidence.
One starts with a presupposition, and generally adds some accumulated evidence(which tends to prove one's point), and makes a conclusion which includes the presupposition. This is the reality. And this is bias.
When you speak of what should be an impartial bias, this is expecting of others, what one is not capable of doing oneself....Kind of goes against the "Golden Rule".
But I agree that critical thinking is not a strong point in modern society. People in general rely on others to think for them, but believe it is their own "original" idea....How self-deceived!