Think about it…
- Empirical evidence?
- Indoctrination or conditioning?
- Ideological and/or practical commitments?
- Fearful or wishful thinking?
To what extent do your commitments (or does your conditioning; or do your hopes and fears) influence your consideration of the evidence?
Insofar as you offer empirical evidence in favor of your position(s), is there any imaginable evidence that would change your mind?