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Staffen's opening is good, active prose. Let's suppose you like it. More important, you imagine that your instructor would like it a lot. You decide to start your paper as follows. (I've indicated Staffen's original comment in red.)

Plagiarism: I feel it has become fashionable to reject the notion of absolute objectivity on the grounds that objectivity is simply unattainable.
This would be a clear case of plagiarism and therefore unacceptable. Adding "I feel" at the beginning is a nice personal touch, but it doesn't change anything. Let's tell the truth: you have probably not spent a lot of your waking hours agonizing over "the notion of absolute objectivity," much less worrying about whether others would reject the notion or embrace it with passion.