94. Bias caused by differences in outlook

This error consists in us underestimating or overestimating the validity of statements based on the outlook of the person which produces them. For instance, nearly all discussions of global catastrophic risk in an academic setting have been undertaken by people with a certain common scientific, cultural, and historical outlook which is so obvious to us that it seems transparent and imperceptible. However, it is possible that a representative of another culture and religion will make a relevant point, which, due to biases in favor of our own outlook, we are oblivious to.