When reading Paul Graham’s “What You Can’t Say”, I couldn’t stop thinking about how we really don’t say everything. People don’t tell others everything they are thinking. Not in the sense that there isn’t enough time to say everything, but because we don’t want to. There are certain things people want to keep private [...]
I think our ideas about human rights come from our environment. The way we are brought up, the way the people around us think and act. Humans are affected by our surroundings, and likely to learn form it, so I think a big part of this comes from the society we are brought up [...]
I think this exercise made me think a lot from different perspectives. As a leader of the country, you can’t just go with your gut instinct. You have to look at reasons from various angles. I thought it was also hard to make the line between legal and illegal for abortion. For example, if [...]
I think… they’re all “bad”.
Well, the woman hurt herself by sleeping with a random man for money. Although she was very loving towards her partner, it may have not been the right thing to do. Where her partner comes in, he dumped her. People may think that that was mean, but it’s a [...]
So while everyone has been trying to figure out the difference between bias and oppinion, I’ve been thinking about how people react to biases. “To mitigate the effects of cognitive bias, we first need to be aware of them.” I agree with this. If you don’t know that you are bias, then obviously you won’t [...]
When I saw this question I just had to smile to myself. I mean, math? Beautiful? Like, is this some type of joke? Sometimes ToK just goes crazy. I guess the result of math may be beautiful. Such as those plants or pineapple spiral shapes or something. The design and system of maths may [...]
I don’t think math is a language. I don’t really know what a language is, but I don’t think it is what most people would call a ‘language’. Some people call HTML a language or something, but then I don’t think that’s a language either, it’s just a type of computer … Something.
I thought it was interesting how we talked about maths in different worlds. Like how a space shuttle would just blow up or drop dead once it “got into” a different universe. This was really weird to think about. I guess as somebody said, the logic behind the math is probably the same, just [...]
I was disappointed with my presentation.
Anyway, it was great to see all the different topics that I hadn’t even thought of before. This proves how we are all so different to each other. No one made it clear what their presentation was going to be on, yet everyone did it on completely different [...]
Okay, last class was totally confusing. I mean, a table is a table but it’s a fake copy of the real thing? Like, really, I didn’t really care about this topic that much. I mean, I can see how it could be interesting. But I just think that going into all of this is [...]
I do think math is important. I don’t really know how though. Okay, I use to always ask people what the point of learning math was. Most of the things you learn will not be used in the future. An answer that I got for my question was that math helps keeping your brain [...]
Question 8: How important is the study of literature in individual/ethical development? In what ways?
I think literature is quite important. Although it can have positive or negative affects, I think it teaches people many new things from different perspectives.
There are many things that cannot be taught in school, at home or through [...]
I agree with Cassie that storytelling is the root of everything. People are born with stories read to them, told to them. I just don’t get how it could be part of these other ‘ways of knowing’. Well, I do agree that it is a way of knowing. But I think telling stories is [...]
1. Messi Street. (Lionel Messi). Best soccer player at the moment (yes, better than Ronaldo). Reaching fame at a young age, and certainly being rich, who doesn’t know him?
2. Hillary Road. (Sir Edmund Hillary). One of the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. He was named one of the ’100 [...]
Sorry, but this case can have infinite answers. I mean, really, it’s pretty hard for us to guess. There’s not enough information about who his friends are, for example. Maybe an interview will help? Anything in possible. He could have been taking a bus and gotten off at the wrong stop so had [...]
Okay, when I saw this question, I was just like ‘Whattt?!?!’ How can history be classified as an art or science? I mean really… Art?? Science?? I may be biased because I like art and I take the subject though… Anyhow, art to me is something meaningful, something to appreciate that you put emotion [...]
“History is written by the winners”. I personally thought this was very interesting the moment I saw it. I heard this type of thing somewhere before too. In terms of war, the people who win the war will usually have a better say of it. (Don’t judge me please). People who win the fight [...]
I think this is a hard question, and almost everything can affect us. People, community, scenery, pollution, economic stability, climate, education, salary, convenience… It depends on who the person is, and what stage of life they are in. I also think that even if someone had for example, 4 aspects that he needed for [...]
“If our brains were simple, we would be too simple to understand them”. I can’t say for sure whether I agree with it or disagree with it. However, I do think it’s interesting to think about these things. How can a brain understand a brain? Understand itself? I don’t even think humans know what [...]
-What do you think is the most magnificant thing about the universe? (And physics.)
-Do you believe in the Big Bang Theory? Does that mean that you don’t believe in a greater being? Why?
-If you could research something, what would it be?
-Do you believe in aliens or other life?
Be the first to like.
‘Umbrellaology’. My main impression of umbrellaology is that it is a complete waste of time. I do not see how it would ever help humans. I don’t even see it that interesting as a hobby. However, the question is whether I see it as a science or not. To describe it as a science, [...]
I think this is quite a confusing topic. I can’t put my head around to which are inductive and which are deductive reasoning. I think this is the easiest way to explain it;
“In deductive reasoning, the person offering the argument takes it that the premises guarantee the truth of the conclusion. If the premises are true, [...]
In physical sense, I guess it’s true that ‘we are not what we were before’. I thought it was pretty cool. I mean, yes, of course we are the same person, yet our make up is actually very different. How can we even define ourselves as ‘the same person’ then? It’s a bit weird, [...]
This is pretty late… Anyhow, when we were talking about senses, there was something interesting that Averil said, which I had never thought before. When we were organizing which order we think we are the most important senses, Averil put the sense of touch pretty high up. I thought it was only because it [...]
I had done these types of reading activities before Monday’s class, but it’s always fun to play around with the spelling of a word. I found the sentences that have the same word in different meanings more interesting though. Although I had thought about this before, I had never really had any obvious examples [...]
I think this was one of the most interesting papers we read since the start of ToK. This is stuff that is more related to me personally, and something that I find more debatable and interesting.
As a child, I think I was lied to by my parents. This was probably to protect themselves [...]
I’m not really sure what to write. But I think, in the end, we shouldn’t believe everything we are told. People always have different opinions, ideas; and have clever ways of influencing others. Thus we really have to go and search for the answer by ourselves, we can’t just listen to one idea either. [...]
I think the this week of ToK was pretty confusing. You had to think carefully and concentrate to understand what the text was talking about, just like maths. I think it was okay. I mean there were more interesting things in ToK that we learnt before, but it wasn’t boring either. What I thought [...]
Although we learnt a whole lot of things in class, it just made me get more and more confused, if I think about it, it is interesting, yet it is also hard to understand.
Okay, my first answer was a definite ‘no’. This is because, although we may speak more than one language, the [...]
Okay, I must first say that I have watched this movie before but didn’t really think about it that much, I just accepted it the way it was. Secondly, the movie is very confusing.
Anyway, Truman’s life is fake because he doesn’t really have a ‘life’ as in what we would call a ‘normal [...]
This week’s TOK was long… We had 2 schools classes, plus a whole day of TOK at a hotel. The TOK conferences were fun. What made them so interesting were people’s ideas and arguing with them. Although everyone believes that they themselves are correct, it’s always exciting to listen to their reasonings.
The alien [...]
I think to ‘know’ something would usually mean that the person is aware and believes in that certain fact. However, how can someone actually be sure that it is true? You could say that there is evidence, but then everything could be made up, or lied about too. For-example, if someone knows that X [...]