One of the forum topics was confirmation bias. I had been unfamiliar with the term, but this graphic sums it up:
It’s important that we recognize our biases as we continue on the path as lifelong learners. We must be able to critically evaluate the information that inundates us on a daily basis. A quick search showed me that confirmation bias is not the only one we should be aware of!
Can we avoid all the potential landmines? Maybe not, but awareness of how we approach (or avoid) topics, research options, and make decisions can only help us to avoid many of the pitfalls that prevent an unbiased resolution.