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All human beings who possess a language have opinions on anything they have experienced, through direct sensory contact or through the words conveyed by others. Apparently, there may be only a short step from individual opinion to aggregates of opinion. But historically, the step is quite a giant one. And it is a matter of conceptual clarification and empirical observation to assess whether and how opinions perform a public function.