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18. Columnist: Taking a strong position on an issue makes one likely to misinterpret or ignore additional evidence that conflicts with one's stand. But in order to understand an issue fully, it is essential to consider such evidence impartially. Thus, it is best not to take a strong position on an issue unless one has already considered all important evidence conflicting with that position.
The columnist's reasoning most closely conforrms to which one of the following principles?
Answer: Anyone who does not understand an issue fully should avoid taking a strong position on it.