November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – Japanese pronunciation and coronavirus theory

Article: https://blog.gaijinpot.com/tbs-news-explains-japan-has-fewer-covid-19-cases-thanks-to-japanese-pronunciation/ A Japanese media outlet has given a reason for Japan’s low number of coronavirus compared to other countries. According to TBS, Japanese pronunciation expels less air (and therefore corona virus particles). The broadcast had a very basic and very unscientific test of the theory. Obviously, there are a Read more…

November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – racial discrimination survey

Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/race-relations-survey-canada-british-columbia-1.5389940 The CBC article discusses a Canada-wide survey which shows that “one in five Canadians experiences discrimination regularly or occasionally.” The RLE has an interesting connection to November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5. The “questions” in the Prescribed Title could be linked to the racial discrimination survey. A Read more…

November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – culture, art and beauty

Torstein Lerhol, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, had a set of photos taken to highlight the cultural obsession with beauty. This article provides some additional information on Lerhol including his political aspirations: http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/i-fokus/in-focus-2019/inclusion/article.2019-05-24.9441024030 The photos highlight the relationship between an individual’s point of view and art. In this RLE Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – Archaeologists use lasers to find ruins

Article: Lasers reveal Maya war ruins “ARCHAEOLOGISTS GUIDED BY laser images of a remote region of northern Guatemala have discovered 20-foot-high walls, watchtowers, and other evidence that ancient Maya societies waged large-scale warfare over many years. The finds have upended long-established impressions of a civilization that tamed the jungle and built Read more…