@makingarecord It gets pretty tiring hearing the same old uninformed "math doesn't have bias!" line over and over from people who you know don't have a working knowledge of the subject or even think about the philosophy of mathematics. Confusing an algebraic or arithmetical solution process with algorithmic design is a pretty "mount stupid" moment on their part. Math is controversial all the time. Just look at divergent series solutions and ask mathematicians if they are real or an artifact of someone's imagination. Even when an algorithm doesn't have explicit bias baked in, it can be parsing biased data due to the inherently unfair system we live in that it samples data from. Without counter-weights to account for these systemic biases, of course the supposedly neutral algorithm is going to produce results that reflect the sample.