/ˈbīəs/

I’m always surprised at how excited I get when I feel passionately about something. This time, it’s my interest and desire to share something that has been dominating my thoughts for the last few weeks and I have been searching for the most respectful way in which to share, but that allows me to share with a broad wide audience. What is this thing that has so dominated your thoughts – you ask? Great question!

Even trying to figure out how to categorize this has been challenging, and truthfully, this will most likely change over time as well (the categorization, that is), as do all good things when there is thoughtful discourse involved. But for the moment – I am narrowing this down to one “simple” theme. Bias!

From here forward, I am going to try and segregate these posts to their own category I have called “Bias”. I do this from my desire to truly keep this a focused discussion on the topic I will be addressing, but also want to be respectful of all involved, and therefore NOT make this discussion front and center. This will be something I am doing “on the side” and so will also do my best to keeps these posts in a place one may come to if they choose, but not be posting “front and center”. I hope that made sense.

Here’s how we’ll start.  I hope you enjoy and i appreciate any thoughts and/or comments. Here’s the definition I found online:

bi·as
/ˈbīəs/
noun
plural noun: biases
  1. 1.
    prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
    “there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants”
    synonyms: prejudice, partiality, partisanship, favoritism, unfairness, one-sidedness; More

    antonyms: impartiality
    • a concentration on or interest in one particular area or subject.
      “he worked on a variety of Greek topics, with a discernible bias toward philosophy”
    • STATISTICS
      a systematic distortion of a statistical result due to a factor not allowed for in its derivation.
  2. 2.
    in some sports, such as lawn bowling, the irregular shape given to a ball.
    • the oblique course taken by a ball as a result of its irregular shape.
  3. 3.
    ELECTRONICS
    a steady voltage, magnetic field, or other factor applied to an electronic system or device to cause it to operate over a predetermined range.
verb
3rd person present: biases
  1. 1.
    cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something.
    “readers said the paper was biased toward the conservatives”
    antonyms: impartial
  2. 2.
    give a bias to.
    “bias the ball”

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