Human beings sense changes in their environment, judge their best responses to changes, then act to maintain stability or to survive. When data received is incomplete or inaccurate, one’s judgment is insufficient. When data received is complete and accurate but misinterpreted, one’s judgment is impaired.
Organisms are programmed by DNA or ribonucleic acid (RNA) to exercise conscious or unconscious judgment. All forms of life receive input from their environment, process it, and act to maintain homeostasis, survive, and reproduce. Input is the sensing of new data from the environment. Processing is the analysis of data (evaluation, prioritization, and decision). In humans, this is the exercise of judgment. Output is any behavior by which the organism obtains resources, eliminates a threat, or combines its DNA with another organism’s DNA.
Your judgment can never be purely objective. You employ at least some moral, ethical, and philosophical bias when guided by your own virtues, values, ideals, and expectations. With a thorough awareness of relevant facts, however, your judgment will be well-informed and sound.