On another thread lsbskins1 spoke of her disdain for those who "oversimplify" things, claiming this would lead us to believe that any issue could be solved by a kindergarten class.
I countered that others' myself included, disdain the trend to claim complication in many things, which I contend gives excuse to the masses not to address the issues.
So this thread addresses these notions.
I believe that the "shades of gray" argument is advanced who cannot or will not deal with the reality of a black and white world.
At the base of any decision, any answer are the two actual responses: Yes or No. Maybe is the lack of an answer.
The Shades of gray argument proceeds from the introduction of a string of new factors not included in the original decision, designed to obfuscate in order to change a yes to a no and vice versa, which is then fallaciously used to support the non response of maybe.
I welcome comment and debate as you may see fit