Theory of Knowledge Post#5 (Memory)

by Adrian on October 7, 2016


1.) What I learned about how memory is unreliable

2) Imagination is a double edge sword in acquiring knowledge.



-Your brain tends to fill in gaps when you don’t remember

-Memory only looks at the event with one perceptive

-Sense of perception might cause two people to have two different memories on the same event



A double edge sword means that something is able to help you a lot, while at the same time it can cause lots of harm. When applied to acquiring knowledge, imagination is the double edge swords because of the infinite possible outcomes your imagination could result in. First, imaginations is beneficial towards exploring knowledge is when trying to understand completely new knowledge. This is because finding the truth about a scientific theory is like finding a needle in a haystack. And in order to find a starting point to begin researching, imagination will act as an invisible guide to support you. However, imagination could bring lots of harm at the same time. This is due to the fact that if your imagination is too wild, it would be a hinderance and will only result in a waste of time. Thus, imagination is very helpful in the process of acquiring in knowledge, but it can be a waste of time if your imagination is too wild.


Theory of Knowledge Post#4 (Emotion)

by Adrian on September 18, 2016


The science are all about using reason to understand the world, there is no place for emotion in science.



Under the category of science, there are currently two different types. The First type of science is natural science, this includes subjects like chemistry, physics and biology. These types of science is purely using reasoning to understand the world. There is possibility no way of emotion to be included into these topics. For example, we all know that gravity is what keeps us from drifting off this planet. No matter who tries to change it due to their emotion, it just possibility can not alter the results or the true facts. The second type of science is social science, this includes economics, history, law and etc. Since there is possible ares for bias to happen, it would mean that emotion can affect this type of science. Bias is an after effect of emotions, because without emotions the author would not choose a side hence it is neutral. However, it is not easy to capture bias in social science, take History for example. If a person who is a primary source for a certain event has negative feelings, the actions, word choice and attitude would be different compared to a neutral person. Thus, emotion has no effect on natural science and social science has a slight possibility of getting effected.


Theory of Knowledge (Un-official Question)

September 11, 2016

Question: What are the limitations of reason or logic as a way of knowing and how do we overcome these? Respones: Reasoning and logic are both very helpful things in our daily lives, however there are certain limitations in both of the things. Looking at the definition of reason, it means a cause, explanation, or […]

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September 9, 2016


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Theory of Knowledge Post#3 (Sense Perception)

August 30, 2016

Questions: Can you think of any situation here your past experience, culture or expectation have affected the way you have perceived the world? Respones: I have been in multiple situations where experience, culture and expectations have affected the way I view the world. A good example of where I experienced it is when I travelled […]

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