November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 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, multiple elements of the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for one’s health. There are a number of scientists Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – The Independent news article on the anti-vaccination movement.

Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles “A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.” Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, the Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – Gender and scientific research

Article: “A Scientist’s Gender Biases Mouse Research” “Duhaime-Ross reports on a new study, which found that mice are scared of men. When a male researcher works with a mouse, the mouse’s body courses with stress hormones. This doesn’t happen when a woman scientist is doing the work. The difference in how mice respond to male Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

“Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area.” https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-gigafactory-germany-protests/youre-stealing-our-water-germans-protest-against-tesla-gigafactory-idUKKBN1ZH0KM?utm_source=reddit.com Many RLEs that have some disagreement / protest etc. can work well for May 2020 Read more…