In the talk between Lopate and Matousek, we were told about the idea of judging whether human beings are ‘good’ or ‘bad’. The talk explained that people have neo-cortexes, which allows them to make ethical decisions. However the other person shows that the decisions we make are based on our background and culture. People [...]
First, id like to apologize about my previous TOK post, there appeared to be a lot of typing errors that i’ve missed out on accident.
So Human Rights.
Humans rights comes from us and we were all brought up knowing the rights we have. Everyone is equally entitled to our humans rights and usually [...]
After the exercise i realized that it would be a very difficult task to become the leader of a country and to set regulation to try satisfy everyone in the nation. I think the situation is not uncommon in the world today, under the circumstances that the woman is raped, i think she has [...]
Bad to Worse:
I think that boys and girls would rank this very differently. From a girls perspective, you did everything you could to try and get back to the person you love and for you it was a huge sacrifice. It is harder for a guy to [...]
To me, being bias and having your own opinion is the same thing. Since opinions are not necessarily based on facts and knowledge and being bias means your in favor or against one person or one thing. I think when you make a statement or comment, your opinions will be biased, it is an automatic response.When [...]
After listening to everyones presentation and presenting one myself, i learnt a lot about the structure of how the presentation is suppose to look like. It was very interesting to see the different topics and real life situation that everyone had and the different ways they chose to interpret their situation. On my own [...]
The concept of allegory of the cave really intrigued me, it made me question objects around me, whether they are actually real or are they just a figment of my imagination. This reminded me of the movie ‘The Island’ , replicas of real human beings were being kept in an underground world, which no [...]
We were all introduced to maths at a very young age. For example: i counted the number of lego i had when i was a child, used maths to calculate how many sweets i could buy at the store with the money i was given, how to split food equally with friends. However, is [...]
How can a literary work of fiction, which is by definition non-factual, convey knowledge?
In class, our group discussed whether a literary work of fiction can convey knowledge. I think fiction, which is non-factual can convey knowledge. For example, fairy-tales are passed down by generations and they all contain morals, which teach [...]
I think story telling is certainly one of the most common way of knowing. All your experiences are passed down and told through stories. Experiences and facts are always passed down from generation to generation. It is not possible that the facts we know now are 100% correct, when it is being passed down, [...]
1) Ronaldo Boulevard
One of the top paid footballers ever known, scored 41 goals in a single premier league season.
The most paid footballer in the world, the youngest player to receive the ball o dor 3 times. Scored 50 goals in a single season in La Liga. Beat the record of Barcelona’s top [...]
‘Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it’ -Oscar Wilde
I think this quotation from Oscar Wilde suggests that history can be made by anyone, but it will not necessarily be remembered by people. This is similar to the concept that everyone can write, but not everyone is a writer. This phrase struck [...]
I think what this quote is trying to say is that if the brain is too complex to understand fully and if the brain is simple, we would never be smart enough to understand it. We can’t really understand how the brain really works, the more we think we understand it, the less we [...]
Definition of science: The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world
Personally, I think that umbrellaology could possibly go under as a subset of anthropology, however, it cannot be classified directly as a science. The writer claimed that the objective of umbrellaology [...]
During TOK class we discussed the different aspect of good and bad reasons. The example brought up in class was about a man who committed murders and believed that the reason that caused him to act in that why was correct. In other peoples opinion this is horrible, but to the man who did [...]
I found the TOK lesson we had on friday very interesting, especially looking at the different images that played with the brain and created illusions. We also spoke about colors and how people see colors differently compared to others. However, i don’t think that we can ever find out whether a person sees a [...]
The piece of text reminded of the movie source code that i watched couple of weeks ago (It is a horrible film, don’t waste your money). The movie was about a soldier who lost his limbs after being blown off during the war, however, his body is kept in a cooling tank and his [...]
I found today’s lesson very amusing. It had a lot of information on languages that i have never come across and i realized that language is essential to communicate to both the same and different cultures. I think that languages are different everywhere even if they are classified as the same dialect. For example, [...]
So why do our parents lie to us? Is it because they want to protect us from reality? Make us think only what they allow us to think? Hiding the truth because it is ugly?
I think that parents are allowed to lie, but only to a certain extent. For example: If a child [...]
I have a few thoughts in my head after reading the article again. I tried analyzing the scientific terms and facts that was used in the article that was critising Martin Lindstrom’s “You Love Your Iphone, Literally”, but not only did i failed miserably, i also felt that it was unnecessary to try and understand [...]
After reading this article i tested to see whether the facts were true. I sat on a soft comfortable chair for an hour and a hard wooden chair for an hour. It is obvious that the soft chair turned out to be more comfortable, but neither chairs changed my attitude towards doing homework for [...]
After reading the article i realized that i don’t actually *think* differently but feel different. Chinese being my first language makes me feel more confident and comfortable speaking than english. However, i mostly think about the same thing no matter which language i speak in. For me speaking in english is faster at getting [...]
What elements of our own reality do we take for granted?
I think we take almost everything for granted because our minds are influenced by the society we live in. We are used to high standards of living, never knew what it was like experiencing poverty and so we do not appreciate what others [...]
1. Truman’s life is fake to the audience because everything in his life is being filmed on camera. We would assume that Truman’s life is fake because of the random commercials inserted into each character at points in the movie.
2.Truman is not fake because he is just a normal person living in the [...]
During the previous TOK lessons i learned a lot about the structure of an argument and i realized what i did wrong in the past few years of my life. However, i thought it was a great lesson to be learned and i found out that there is nothing wrong in making a mistake [...]
How do you know that you really know? How do you know what is good or bad? How do you know what is right or wrong? How do you know you exist? How do you know the water you are drinking is water? How do you know if there is a god? How do [...]