Listening to the talk between Lopate and Matousek was quite eye opening for me. During this talk M explains why emotions are the main foundation for living an ethical life, M also explains that without emotions, humans cannot be ethically ‘good’.
In some ways I agree with this idea that humanbeings need emotion. [...]
I agree with David, Human Rights don’t really exist. They’re a brilliant idea on paper, but they just don’t apply perfectly all the time.
I believe that Human Rights and what we all think we are entitled to, are nestled into our culture. Being brought up within certain cultures will influence the rights [...]
Through this task, i realised how hard it must be for leaders of countries/law makers. When creating laws regarding anything that is a touchy ethical subject, they will have such a hard job! No two cases will be the same. For example, one woman may have been brutally raped and wishes to abort the [...]
After class the other day, i found it really interesting sitting in the common room, listening to everyone sharing their opinions on why certain characters were worse than others. I took on board what others were saying, but i still stand by my original decision; Best; The woman This woman did all she could [...]
I hate this word, it’s used so much through everything, and within history everything is biased. Psychology the researches can be biased thus compromising the study for our use. Our lesson on bias hasn’t really changed what I thought I know about bias. I guess its psychology that helped me be definitive in my [...]
I know i’m a bit behind on blog posts, so here i am catching up, just messing up how organized the posts seem
Anyway, maths as a language.I thoroughly believe that maths is a language of sorts. The basis of mathematics most of the population of the world know, much like non-verbal signals [...]
I enjoyed doing my presentation, although i did get a crappy grade. In hindsight there are countless things i would do differently, but hey, hindsight is a wonderful thing! I think my biggest flaw was not showing two sides of the argument. This is something i feel can be easily overcome and I know [...]
I, like a lot of people, believe that story telling is the root of pretty much everything. The details we know about the history of the world, our familys, our personal history all comes from people telling us variations of stories, leaving us to group the information together and determine our own idea, making [...]
I’ve split my city into male and female named streets/avenues/roads/lanes/drives because I believe that they have all been equally influential. Instead of focusing on science or music or history, i’ve done a mix
I’ll start with Women,
Norma Jeane Avenue – Marilyn Monroe. A beautiful sex icon for years. I’ve put [...]
Mark Pullen From the contents of the victim’s wallet, it is safe to assume that he is/ was Mark Pullen. However, this is not a concrete fact unless we did some form of DNA recognition on his body. The contents of his wallet also suggests that he is a university student. Also through the [...]
This kind of statement always interests me, as i like the idea that if one thing about the mechanics of our brains were changed, we’d understand them less than we already do now. I agree with this statement, I don’t think we fully understand how the brain works anyway but, personally, i believe that [...]
I can’t decide on exactly where i’d like to live, as I’m a bit of a mixed up person.
I like the sun, but then sometimes i love to sit through a thunderstorm and feel the rain over me. I also love different cultures, yet I feel out of place sometimes and need familiarity [...]
This discussion really grabbed my attention this week. I always find myself thinking things like this.. although I’m more convinced that we’re all just a big dream and when we “die” who we really are wakes up Anyway, I think it would be quite cool to be a brain in a vat. I think [...]
1. In what ways is Truman’s life fake? – Everything about Trumans lif is fake. Everything is engineered, his emotions, his fears, his relationship.
2. Is Truman Fake? – Truman is not fake, he is real. He believes everything that is happening in his life is real and therefore he reacts to them in [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed the TOK conference that we participated in this week. After the lessons in school, being in a hotel with less formal surroundings, made the subject much more enjoyable.
Personally I enjoyed the story of the mouse with the cheese as I feel it was an inventive way to get the [...]
This is a question that we’ve been asking ourselves for years, but who really knows the muffin man? We could all know a man named Muffin, but its not the necessarily the same man. We can all know basic facts like, we breathe without making a conscious decision, but do we know things in the same [...]