Hidden flaws of logical arguments

It is quite easy to state that an argument is a series of statements (premises) that are logically connected to support a final claim, when applied to areas of knowledge that are robust, such as maths, this definition of an argument is valid. But, somewhat like the natural sciences, when applied to the real world where humans become… Continue Reading Hidden flaws of logical arguments

Conceptual understandings in maths

Maths is founded on axioms, and therefore always arrives at ‘certain’ results, but less frequently at the ‘truth’. Since the axioms of maths are essentially made up, we can never be sure that they are the ‘truth’, and therefore we can never be sure that the maths branching from these axioms is the ‘truth’, however,… Continue Reading Conceptual understandings in maths

Conceptual understandings about the arts

Art tends to be created from the truth of an artist but interpreted with the truths of the receiver, which consists of their personal knowledge and experiences. Simply this means that art is created with a certain intention, but it is not ever certain that it will be interpreted in the intended way. For example,… Continue Reading Conceptual understandings about the arts

Arts and knowledge, a truthful experience

The power of the arts lies in its coexistence of things that are real and not real. What I mean by this is that, if we look at a photo, it is real because it captures existing things, but unreal because we are unable to experience its components consciously in the way that a photo lets… Continue Reading Arts and knowledge, a truthful experience

Arts and Science: the differences and the similarities

Up till now in TOK we have been exploring the natural sciences. We established the complex nature of the scientific method, realising that it is not a completely ‘objective’ area of knowledge, which has now led us to the study of arts. I was not there for the introduction of ‘the arts’ but here is what… Continue Reading Arts and Science: the differences and the similarities

Reflecting on my first FOA

There were so many things that went in the opposite direction of what I had wanted in this FOA. Firstly, when looking at the process of preparation, due to my extremely busy first term schedule, with leading a culturama dance, being in the high school production and poor time management I was unable to prepare for… Continue Reading Reflecting on my first FOA

The complexities of the scientific method

Before reading this article I had never heard of the alternative theories/ theory about what caused the extinction of dinosaurs. This is a possible indicator of how certain scientific theories are more widely accepted because of their source, time of establishment and extent of support from other scientists, or maybe that I easily accepted an… Continue Reading The complexities of the scientific method

An Introduction to Natural Sciences- through a card game

The card game was a seemingly straightforward simulation of how scientists conduct experiments and gather data to identify recurring patterns in pursuit of discovering the rules of nature. It seemed straightforward up until variables other than the immediate appearance of the card governed the rules of the game. This brought us back to the reality of… Continue Reading An Introduction to Natural Sciences- through a card game