One of the most interesting things I learnt from the talk between Lopate and Matousek was the idea of being “wired”. Throughout the entire talk Matousek kept repeating the word wired over and over again, stressing it as if it were a key point throughout his theory. This brought to mind the idea of destiny and [...]
Human rights are usually dictated by laws and documents such as UDHR. When I first thought about this issue, my first thought was “Are human rights what we decide have? or what we are given by bodies such as the UN?” and if it was the second one what gives them the right to [...]
Through doing the Ethics exercises I’ve come to the realization that thinking and making decisions through the 5 different ethical theories separately is extremely difficult. Every time I made a decision on the scenarios I was looking at the situation in a one-dimensional point of view. For example through the utilitarian way of thinking I though that abortion [...]
This is how I’m rating the people in the story 1 being bad to 5 being the worst.
1) S- It didn’t say anywhere in the story about S knowing about the woman’s situation only that he would pay her 20 to sleep with him. Therefore not making any assumptions he’s be best of the [...]
I think I more or less failed this presentation completely. When going back over my presentation I realized that the biggest flaw in my presentation was that I barely scrapped the surface of it. I repeated my points a lot, and didn’t go enough depth in the TOK way. I realized I could have questioned [...]
What I think Maths is
I think maths is both a discovery and an invention. First mathematicians have to discover something (a part of nature perhaps) before inventing a rule that involve numerical values to try and express their discovery. I see maths as a set of rules that are used to describe events and [...]
In everyday life, we will never use any of the higher level maths that we learn in class; the only place where we might ever need these would be in our chosen jobs, which are math based jobs such as engineering. If we are not going in this direction for a career, then we [...]
Question: What is lost in the translation of language? Why?
There are some words in a language that are unique to the language can’t be translated into a different language, due to this the closest word to be used to translate it into a different language is used. Due to the words not having [...]
Storytelling is one of the most important ways of knowledge. Every bit of knowledge gathered through experience is gathered through storytelling. When faced with a problem you refer to your experiences in order to predict an outcome and thus affect your decisions. One of the main factors that affect storytelling however is language. If [...]
From the ID found on the body we can assume that the person is Mark Pullen, unless it was planted there for reasons unknown. From the evidence gathered we can map out his planned timeline. We know that he is an English studies student at Darwin college University of Kent at Canterbury, and we [...]
From my understanding of the word ‘simple’ I would have to agree with this statement. If our brains were simple we wouldn’t be able to understand even half the amount of information that we process daily let alone trying to study the brain. We just wouldn’t have the mental capacity or the mental processing [...]
The observer effect. The fact that we act differently when people are watching, this has huge impacts on our thoughts. I think that one of the main reasons that most people act differently when observed is reputation. I think that we as humans are trying to build an image or reputation for ourselves either consciously or sub consciously. We [...]
I found you love your iphone-literally and it’s responses both amusing and intriguing. There was not much that was interesting about the original article; just a guy researching a topic and putting down the information he finds with while stating some (according to some unfair) tests that he did in order to get to [...]
1) Truman’s lif is fake in the sense that his entire world is artificial and is controlled. In other words Trumans world revolves around him. We would also assume trumans life is fact due to the fact that his entire life is a show to the audience with it all planned out for him [...]
This week on TOK. Headache came to me on swift wings, in the form of Mind scrambling puzzles and the different types on knowns/unknowns. The TOK conference to me was a huge boostt and a great beginning to our quest for answers. During the TOK conference I learned multiple things that I never thought [...]
After thinking long and hard on the words “To Know” (and giving myself a minor headache) I came out with this statement on what it means to know.
‘To Know’ is to have experienced. No matter how direct or indirect of an experience. These ranges from the direct ways of having experienced it (Studying [...]