May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – Japan Medical Association ‘s Principles of Medical Ethics

https://www.med.or.jp/english/about_JMA/principles.html “The physician should strive to achieve a lifelong dedication to continuing education, to keep abreast of medical knowledge and technology, and to support its progress and development. The physician should be aware of the dignity and responsibility of his/her occupation and strive to enhance his/her cultural refinement, education, and Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – police racial profiling

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/news/focus-on/damages-awarded-in-racial-profiling-case/262703 With May 2020 ToK Essay Prescribed Title #1 there are two different ways to look at an issue like racial profiling. A Sentence 1 (“what is…why” approach would be to investigate the racial profiling and come up explanations for why it exists.  This investigation could be a sociologist looking at Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – article by The Guardian on the research of scientist Tim Hunt

“Tim Hunt’s findings in lab disproved as stress expert says men cry more at work” “Contrary to Nobel laureate’s remark, quickly defended by London mayor Boris Johnson, Prof Ad Vingerhoets says his study found women wept less at work” “https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/17/tim-hunts-findings-in-lab-disproved-as-stress-expert-says-men-cry-more-at-work Tim Hunt is a scientist and Nobel laureate who was Read more…

November 2019 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – Harvard and Yale student protest on fossil fuels

“Students and alumni from Harvard and Yale disrupted the annual football game between the two elite universities on Saturday, occupying the field in New Haven, Connecticut, at half-time and demanding the colleges divest from investment in fossil fuels.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/23/harvard-yale-football-game-protest-fossil-fuels This RLE can be linked to the “what is” / “why” part Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – NYT article on Doritos

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/01/dining/nacho-graphic.html The New York Times article explains how consumers are manipulated by the design of Doritos. Specifically, the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for a person’s health but people can be “encouraged” to eat enough Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – Poetry created by computer software

Both poems below were created with the use of computer programs. Gaskins and Morris (poets?) did not directly create the poems; the poems were created by the software programs that Gaskins and Morris had written. Robert Gaskin’s poem “HAIKU ARE LIKE TROLLIES”: Wandering in mist Reaching out to soft sunlight  Read more…