Let’s look into the term “Bias”, since it is a caveat, we use often, as well as others in this field, and most often with the term “Ignorance”. Bias is a “prejudice” in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair; whereas, Ignorance is a lack of knowledge or information.
In science, bias and ignorance, both remain of serious concern. If one is not aware of what they look at, nor are they intelligent enough to define or redefine data-collected, or simply just do not know at all; well, the question becomes evident – “What type or types of information will they develop as a truth, or distribute to the public, as a truism?”
We have a problem here. At the advent of the popularity of the Internet> . . We realized long ago, and it was quite obvious, many people do not understand what they read or hear. To compound this issue, we also discovered, through research and observation (what we do here, as well as research), many people simply did not know how to read, so understanding the words in front of them is essentially useless.
Now we go to “Bias” and the endeavors of those people who have a record, or history of Bias, most often based upon ignorance and foul-perceptions, are now giving us information, over the internet among other social outlets, of a low capacity. . . There is absolutely no truth involved, and deceptive toward favoring their personal endeavors, as well, precisely.
When we start looking at the current realm of hunter-trapper endeavors toward Conservation, we find all of the above true. Worse yet, when we delve into government agencies, we discover an even more profound situations of ignorance and bias, but we level the term to incompetence, or intertwine the terms, in particular with employees with “bad attitudes”, within the government work force. Then, worse yet, we find these same people making decisions, awkwardly at best, within scientific endeavors, as well as wildlife management or lands management.
Can they do harmful things? No doubt and absolutely, as we see it ongoing today. Asking the right questions remain one thing. Answering the questions legitimately, truthfully, and with knowledge, in accord with no bias, no ignorance, and suddenly we have the answers – whether we like them or not.
There is nothing that can be developed through subjective-opinionated science, as it is both based upon ignorance as well as bias. No resolutions involved here. The situations simply become worse, as we see today. Qualifications as well as necessity of fact, and historical credibility needs to be checked, from any individuals or groups that portray themselves as potential managers, for a good example here, of Our Wild Horses on Public Lands.
Currently, after checking qualifications and experience, we find no Wild Horse Advocates nor groups therein (in particular selling their lies o the FB pages), qualified to manage our Wild Horses, nor any type of Lands Management — yet many attempt to lie, cheat, and deceive, in a regular basis — the most ironic are what we call newbies, and ranting and raving about Wild Horses, and about those us on the Range or in the mountains daily with wild horses — and actually have followers.
So much for the quality of Horse Advocates, and groups, on FB . . . How do we know this — the Wild Horses, after facing extinction for the past 30 years, are indeed, and currently, going extinct — and the use of Toxic Chemicals — or what they refer to as an Immuno-contraceptive (yet the Pesticide PZP and Pesticide GONACON registered as Pesticides with the USDA / EPA) yet are Pesticides, as registered, is quite telling about many Wild Horse Advocates and Government personnel that refer to science as some sort of their decision making process — yet remain telling the public outright lies about their truthfully obsessed “liquidation” of America’s Icons, the Wild Horses.