I quite like the content of the interview, but there was a part I didn’t like. When they are talking about the morality, they say it’s wired to us. I personally don’t like the feeling of the word “wired”. This “wired” makes human look like that they are sort of forced to have morality. [...]
In ancient time, when nobody talked in the language we are using, people didn’t think of human rights. I think the concept of human rights has risen as we began to respect weaker people.
Before we respected strong and powerful people, and we only thought of what to eat for breakfast, lunch, etc. As [...]
This activity was really hard for me to do because I think i am quite emotional. When i read a story, i always think and try to feel in the character’s perspective, so it was hard. The three cases had their own reason for an abortion, but I couldn’t let them take an abortion [...]
well… we read the story and we have to rank them. This is a very very difficult because all of them are trying to get themselves some benefit or to get happy.
I ranked 1) W 2) B 3) M 4) F 5) S
W) I think she is the best person here. The [...]
well, for me, both biased and opinion are strange and unfamiliar word for me compared to Korean. So, I might have some difficulty understanding this or have completely different idea.
Ok, so what i am thinking about this biased and opinion is: Biased is having really really strong opinion about something. It’s like you [...]
Well, at the end of the class, our group started the talk and everyone was looking at us like 0ㅁ0..? ”what are they saying..?” So, I will “try” write about what we were “trying” to say.
There are two types of math in the world. One that is definite and same everywhere, and the [...]
Well…math……i don’t know…. math is complicated but it’s logical too. The concept of the mathematics is just…..right, maybe how others (aliens!) say these terms will be different.
I ate an apple, then i ate another one. I ate total two apples. Good!
But, for aliens, their one might be onu and sod. [...]
Well… I was a bad kid. I was a bad kid who got four weeks to prepare the presentation, but only used a day to prepare this presentation. Actually, now I think what I did for these four weeks were sort of preparation for my presentation. I watched tv series a lot and I [...]
Frankly, I think we shouldn’t think about fake things. Well, Anita gave us an example, “a table is a table but it’s a fake copy of the real thing”. I mean if there is only one real thing exist in the world. What are we? Are we fake copy of ”real human”? Hmm….WOW! I [...]
Well, most of us hates math and that is a fact. People say we should be happy! do whatever that makes you happy! However, why do people make us study math? We know that math is a horrible subject that makes us go crazy sometimes, maybe quite often ^_^. However, there is a reason [...]
How can a literary work of fiction, which is by definition non-factual, convey knowledge?
I think knowledge is about how much aware of you are with realistically and empirically, and fiction helps you with the empirical part for us. There are few situation that we would never be able to face in our [...]
I frankly think that what matters here is the definition of storytelling and story.
I think anything can be storytelling because every time used can be transformed into a some sort of story.
If we can define story clearly and make not every stories to ‘story’, then we would be able to say whether [...]
OMG. I made a big…big big big big big big big big contribution to the history (maybe not…?) I found a village or a city and I have the rights to name streets.
Personally, I would like my family to be remembered, so….streets name will be
1. Jung Street
2. Jun Street
For this case, we have some information from some wallet that seem to be Mark Pullen’s solely because of ID card. Does this show you that the victim is Mark? No! This evidence can be manipulated by murderer or any others who have bad feelings towards Mark Pullen maybe. Anyway, this shows us how [...]
Title has nothing to do with his post. Maybe some?
If our brains were simple, we would be too simple to understand them. – Mario Puzo
I was thinking about the opposite of this quotation. i don’t know why.
If our brains were complicated, we would be too complicated to understand them – Jun [...]
I think there are too many things to talk about this topic. I think I will first see the climate because i really hate hot and humid weathers, so it should be 15~25degree Celsius and without rain. Then, food is 2nd important thing for me. I know I can cook, but still, I will still [...]
Umbrellaology….. When I first heard the umbrellaology, I thought it was a joke. Then, i thought about this umbreallaology for few minutes, and I think umbreallology is a science, just with a weird, and ridiculous name. Wait. Actually i can’t say whether it’s a science or not because I can’t really find the difference [...]
Power of optimism. This is why I laugh everyday, at least try to laugh everyday. Placebo effect is when patient’s condition is getting better when you give them fake medicine ( of course we lied to them! that it is the best medicine in the world for them !!) Placebo means ‘making you like [...]
On this post, I would like to talk about math. Science and math are related really really really really closely. All these development in calculus has contributed to the development of dynamics. BUT, can we use scientific method on math? My answer is no. Math is starting from the answer and giving deductive, and [...]
I want to talk about the activity first, talking in a foreign language. I should say this activity was fun, but annoying. I was talking about winter holiday, and he is keep saying ‘what? what? what? I can’t understand anything. What?’ I had to continue the conversation, which wasn’t really conversation. Then, I was [...]
I guess i don’t have much to talk about this topic. I think inductive and deductive reasoning are already valid. We can’t really prefer one reasoning to to the other reasoning because they are there for the other reasoning.
Deduction is concluding that something must be a true due to general principle. Where can [...]
Well, this TED was really interesting, this guy was incredibly smart and funny *^_^*. Anyway, he told us that we are not the same as we were a second ago. Well, I knew it, but i didn’t understand how creepy and weird it is. Well, my cells die and reborn, but am i the [...]
The world isn’t like what you see. It is just reflection of the light and how your brain perceives the light. Is there any possibility that the brain will perceive light differently from how it should be? Yes indeed. On Friday’s lesson, we saw a presentation full of illusions. Of course, they were interesting. But it [...]
Well, I would say this topic is not that clear. I personally think that this concept of having brain in a vat and having a fake life in a machine. Even for now, if we had technology, this would have done easily. There is a movie called ‘source code’ and i think this is [...]
I have to say that this class was really interesting. Of course, I knew there are numerous difference in a language, in a word. Because English is not my first language, I had to look at dictionary, ask for help, basically all sorts of things. From this process, i could find that there are [...]
This article is about parents lying to their kids. Even though, I hate the idea of getting lied, I think adults should lie to their kids to maintain kids’ pureness. I wasn’t really interested about what kind of lies people lie to their kids. I was interested about why do they lie?
I believed [...]
I found this article really interesting because we are going to international school and learning other languages than the first language. I agree that we think differently when we speak different language. For example, Korean has a formal way of saying everything, but in English, you don’t have every words in formal way. Even [...]
1.People live in the world that they all know about. When people see anything unknown on their own world, people try hard to know them. From the time when you know about something for a long time, I think we take them as granted. I take electricity, food, etc as granted as Jordan said. [...]
1. In what ways is Truman’s life fake?
Truman’s life is fake because Truman’s life was controlled. For example, he had loved one girl, and he couldn’t go out with her because other people took her away. So, basically Truman had no free to make a decision about his girl friend. Even though, i [...]
This week, we had a wonderful TOK conference on Wednesday. On TOK conference, we continued our journey as a knower. As a knower, we learnt levels of knowing, and types of knowledges. Can we know something without believing it? Can we belive something without knowing it? phew….. complicated! This conference gave us a huge question, [...]
From the past, people always have been asking about “WHAT DO YOU KNOW?!!” To answer this question, we should ‘know’ what does it mean to know something. I think knowing something is about understanding and making the knowledge to yours. People ‘know’ and remember what they did in past and where they were in [...]