November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – beauty and self-portrait

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 There are a number of different areas of certainty that could be explored in this RLE: The Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – hockey riots in Vancouver

Article: Riots erupt in Vancouver after Canucks loss “Riot police fired tear gas, pepper spray and flash bombs in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night to try to disperse angry rioters who set cars on fire, looted stores and taunted police officers after the Canucks’ 4-0 Stanley Cup final loss to the Boston Bruins. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/riots-erupt-in-vancouver-after-canucks-loss-1.993707 In the aftermath Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – Mathematics and predictions

Article: “Better predictions of the working life of industrial components” “A minor disparity between an established mathematical model to predict creep crack growth behavior in materials in high-temperature environments and actual data has prompted Dr. Warwick Payten to reassess the approach and revise the model.” “Being able to more accurately predict Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #6 – Key words and phrases

6. “We are rarely completely certain, but we are frequently certain enough.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.  “rarely completely certain” – It is easy to find areas in AOKs and real-life examples where things are fairly certain but are not completely certain.  Of course, different people and different groups of Read more…