• January 2, 2018 - 074060

    Math

    1. What is the difference between a conjecture and a theorem? A conjecture is a statement that is believed to be true, however the statement is not based on other statements. This means that a conjecture is not proven. When the word ‘theorem’ was looked up, the results were all very similar. It is a […]

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  • November 27, 2017 - 074060

    Finding Truth in Art

    Art vs. Science Humanity is dependent upon the written and spoken word (including storytelling) to always remember the important yet sometimes painful truths. Using language, more specifically words, is arguably the most effective and powerful way of communicating ideas and experiences, however, non-linguistic art forms should not be disregarded. Non-linguistic art forms may be more […]

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  • “Without the group to verify it, knowledge is not possible.” Discuss In this claim, the role of the ‘group’ is to confirm whatever is being proposed, to be deemed as true or untrue. This claim is stating this is the only way to further knowledge. However, for this to be possible, the term ‘group’ must be […]

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    What is Art?

    Unlike The Arts, Science tells us something valuable about the world. Art doesn’t tell us anything that Science can’t tell us. Science is such a general term, which can be broken down into different aspects, such as the natural sciences or the human sciences. These two aspects can tell us far more than the arts. […]

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  • November 9, 2017 - 074060

    Way of Knowing: Natural Sciences

    I recently watched a TED talk video of Naomi Orekes, a historian of science who talks about problems with science and the pursuit of knowledge in that field, as well as why it should be trusted and believed. She first talks about how all, or most scientific claims happen because the scientist took a leap […]

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  • October 29, 2017 - 074060

    Faith and Intuition

    Faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something, such as a religion. I also believe that being faithful relates to being loyal. Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. I would say the main difference between faith and intuition is faith is something that you are raised to have while intuition […]

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  • October 16, 2017 - 074060

    Memory and Imagination

    LINK TO MINDMAP OF MEMORY AND IMAGINATION In the Area of Knowledge Natural Science, memory and imagination are both very useful to in furthering scientific discovery. Most of the information that is produced is based off of prior knowledge, which is memory. One of the most effective ways that scientists have has scientific advancements was […]

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  • September 21, 2017 - 074060

    Reason

    Pure logic is only concerned with the structure of arguments. The validity of an argument is independent of the truth or falsity of its premises. This is true to some extent because I believe that some arguments can relate to their premises. For example, if premise 1 was: ‘nicotine can kill’, premise 2 was: ‘cigarettes have […]

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  • September 13, 2017 - 074060

    Language

    “The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. The first Area of Knowledge that this claim could be applicable to is Math. When explaining a concept to someone, it is very important to be specific, otherwise the other person may not understand it. While teaching someone with less expertise, the language that is used may need to […]

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  • September 8, 2017 - 074060

    Emotion

    “A good historian strives to be as unemotional as possible, this is the only way to write accurate history”. To be a good historian, it is important to not let your views impact the information that you are presenting, as your views may create a bias in the situation. If this happens, the reader will […]

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