TOK: Human vs. Natural Science

Research Tasks NATURAL RQ: How does the distance away from the scene of eruption affect the air quality of the environment by measuring the concentration of Sulphur Dioxide? Hypothesis: As the distance away from the eruption increases, the air quality would be better, due to the concentration of Sulphur dioxide produced from the volcano decreases […]

TOK: Math Proof and Axioms

Knowledge Question: If truth in math is assumed and doesn’t require experimental evidence, then can mathematicians trust their results at all? How I got this question: There are assumed rules in math such as all triangles totalling 180 degrees, but without checking each triangle in the world this can never be known. Many equations are […]

TOK: Math Scope

What is the difference between a conjecture and a theorem? A theorem is a mathematical statement that has been proved by rigorous mathematical reasoning, there is a firm belief that this is true without opportunity for it to be disproven. A conjecture is not backed up by evidence and remains unproved, but is believed by […]

TOK: Map Like vs. Story Like

Knowledge in the arts is clearly story-like whereas knowledge in natural science is clearly map-like. Evaluate this claim with reference to arguments, examples and counter-arguments. Knowledge in natural science is clearly map like as the purpose of natural science is to discover and create theories about things related to the natural world. Although the information […]

TOK: Art and Truth

The essay entitled art versus science discusses the ability of art to tell truth in its own authentic way. While words and facts are able to tell reality there is a misconception that art can’t convey that same message because of its complexity and subjectiveness. This essay speaks about how art can convey strong emotion […]

TOK: What is Art?

There is no real purpose for the arts. Evaluate this claim. Claim: Unlike the other areas of knowledge, art is simply created by humans as a form of self expression. It does not involve the investigation into our species nor does it provide us valuable insight. Art is also loosely defined and doesn’t serve a […]

TOK: Problems With Observation and Confirmation Bias

Science is objective and descriptive, while the arts are creative and interpretive. Evaluate this claim. While this claim has some truth in it, generalising both these area’s of knowledge to these adjectives is restricting. It is true that knowledge in science does heavily rely on objectiveness and being descriptive. The acquisition of knowledge involves step […]

TOK: Pseudoscience

It is unsurprising when we hear that experts in Art can’t always agree what ‘is’ and ‘is not’ Art. We might say that the distinction between what ‘is’, and what ‘is not’ art, is not always clear. Similar to the question of what is art, the distinction between science and pseudoscience is also not clear. […]

TOK: Natural Sciences

Reflecting on our discussions in class, and with inspiration from the TED video, what distinguishes Natural Science from other AOKs? There are several things that can distinguish Natural Sciences from other Areas of Knowledge. Firstly, natural science is measurable, unlike concepts in the Arts like beauty which can’t be measured, everything in natural science is […]