May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – homosexuality behavior in the animal kingdom

Article: “Homosexual Activity Among Animals Stirs Debate.” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2004/07/homosexual-animals-debate/ There is a large body of scientific research discussed in this National Geographic article about homosexuality behavior among animals. While this animal behavior is well-documented in the scientific community, some people interpret it in different ways. Supporters of LGBT rights may use the Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #4 RLE – tree and fungi species sharing resources

Text: “Mycorrhizal Networks” UBC Botanical Garden “[Fungal networks] have recently been discovered by Professor Suzanne Simard and her graduate students to connect the roots of trees and facilitate the sharing of resources in Douglas-fir forests of interior British Columbia, thereby bolstering their resilience against disturbance or stress and facilitating the Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – mathematical beauty and art

“People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Looking into whether labels have a positive or negative impact on Read more…