My Healthy Habits

by Michael on October 18, 2017

Goals

#Movement:

Choose to take the stairs rather than the elevator in your building every day.

Choose to get off an MTR or bus stop early and walk or run the rest home.

#Food:

Include at least 2 servings of green vegetables per day into your diet.

Plan out at least 3 healthy meals for your family to eat together every week.

#Sleep

Get 8-9 hrs of quality sleep at least 3X/week.

No processed foods/sugar 3 hrs before bed.

#Thoughts

Come up with a coping strategy to help deal with stress.

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Math HL TOK Reflection

by Michael on March 27, 2019

Claim: Mathematics is justifiably a different AOK than the natural sciences.

Mathematics forms the basis of many aspects of natural sciences, such as physics and parts of chemistry, but it is also quite unimportant in subjects such as biology or ecology. As math is an AOK in which everything in it is certain and man-made, it cannot be compared to the natural sciences, where knowledge is only gained from experimentation or observations in the real world.

Though math and natural sciences are two different AOKs, math can be used to explain many phenomena in the natural sciences, such as the use of regression models and graphs when analyzing data. The math-heavy sciences, like physics and chemistry, are essentially the applications of math in the real world.

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TOK Journal Post #14

March 1, 2019

Article: Maths and Proof no marks Summary: Math uses rigorous proof, where steps are explicitly laid out, in order to achieve complete certainty in a closed system. Science is more about the degrees of certainty as opposed to being able to achieve complete certainty. It is impossible to achieve complete certainty in ethics, as it […]

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TOK Journal Post #13

February 26, 2019

What is the difference between a conjecture and a theorem? Conjectures are statements or ideas that have not been proven but are thought to be true. A theorem is a mathematical statement which has been proven through mathematical reasoning. Though one has been proven and the other hasn’t, they both are accepted as truths. In […]

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TOK Journal Post #8

October 22, 2018

What distinguishes Natural Science from other AOKs? Knowledge produced in the natural sciences are solely based on facts, with almost no way of disproving something true if it has been experimented and tested to be true. The natural sciences produce the most map like knowledge out of all the AOKs, meaning that almost all of […]

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TOK Journal Post #5

October 22, 2018

Claim: Knowledge in the arts is clearly story-like, whereas knowledge in natural science is clearly map-like. Map like knowledge is defined as literal knowledge, where the knowledge gained is based purely on facts and reality. It is shared, objective knowledge in which anyone can agree on, because it is solely based off of facts and […]

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TOK Journal Post #7

September 26, 2018

RLS: After 35 years, scientists prove that any scramble of the 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube can be solved in no more than 20 moves. 1st Order Claim: Enough evidence has been collected in order to prove that the Rubik’s cube can always be solved in no more than 20 moves. 2nd Order Claim: With enough time, […]

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TOK Journal Post #6

September 20, 2018

Article one about invasive flora in Iceland Explicit claims: Blue Nootka lupine is an invasive species that increasingly dominates and defines the coastal scenes in Eastern Ireland. The plant is native to North America and are typically seen in flower gardens. The plant has spread wildly in Iceland when they were introduced in the 1970s […]

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TOK Journal Post #4

September 10, 2018

Do the problems of language always limit the production of knowledge? I think that language does limit the production of knowledge. The use of language is our way of verbally communicating with each other. Without it, we may struggle to express ideas and thoughts as well as how we do now, but that does not mean […]

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TOK Journal Post #3

September 3, 2018

Claim: The arts are all about emotional expression: emotion is the most important thing in this area of knowledge. Arguments that support the claim: The definition of art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily […]

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TOK Journal Post #2

August 28, 2018

Outline the role of 1 WOK in 1 AOK in the production of knowledge. Emotion plays a big role in the arts in the production of knowledge. Art is used to express an artists thoughts and feelings, and the purpose of art may be to communicate ideas, as well as to create a sense of […]

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