the state or quality of being objective: He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment.
intentness on objects external to the mind.
adjective \əb-ˈjek-tiv, äb-\
: based on facts rather than feelings or opinions : not influenced by feelings
- Of or having to do with a material object.
- Having actual existence or reality.
- Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.
- Based on observable phenomena; presented factually.an objective appraisal.
- Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
- Of, relating to, or being the case of a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of a verb.
- Of or relating to a noun or pronoun used in this case.
HOW THE EARTH CAME TO BE AND HOW WE GOT HERE IS A WONDERFUL TOPIC TO USE TO EXPLORE OBJECTIVITY.
If John BELIEVES IN Creationism, he's not "OBJECTIVE".
If Mary BELIEVES IN Evolution, she's not "OBJECTIVE".
Both John and Mary are making how the Earth came to be about THEMSELVES:
THEIR OWN BELIEFS, OPINIONS, 'TEAM', EGO, and COMFORT.
If either John or Mary was OBJECTIVE, they would not feel EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT in whether one was true or the other, or NEITHER, or BOTH.
Nor would they feel competitive about which one was "right".
How the Earth and the creatures on it got here is UNKNOWN to humans,
we weren't there.
All we can do is gather as much information as we can, from as many sources as we can, and look at it from different angles, and talk about it.
Having emotional investment in which "theory" is the "right one"
DOES NOT CHANGE what really happened.
The Earth is HERE, we are HERE, Hurray! Neato! Isn't that wonderful?
How it got here, and how we are here is something that was WAAAAYYYYY BEYOND Human Control and influence.
Arguing and fighting about HOW does absolutely NOTHING, except create more conflict.
Humans have a VERY HARD TIME with "objectivity", because we just LOVE to fight about "Who's RIGHT" and "Who's the Smartest".
We give POWER and RECOGNITION to those we recognize as "Right", don't we?
So we want to be on the "Winning Side", so we can be associated with the "Winner".
People who are OBJECTIVE don't care about teams and sides or WHO is "right".
It takes HUMILITY to be objective, and to entertain the thought that one does not have all the answers, or that someone else might have valid information that we don't.