The discussion or debate about whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable is a fact of life. Almost everyone is proud that they know the difference. However, for a person that knows the facts, a tomato is both - a fruit and a vegetable. A vegetable is an edible vegetation, and the tomato is in the sub-group of vegetables known as fruit. A basic understanding of vegetable grouping demonstrates such.
The tomato phenomenon applies to almost all debates in the world. People debate and disagree without understanding the facts or reality. People disagree based on beliefs rather than researching the facts.
The saddest part is that this stupid thinking is cancer in the leadership of the world who make life and death decisions.