May 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 – Different Perspectives in an RLE – racism survey.

The CBC article discusses a Canada-wide survey which shows that “one in five Canadians experiences discrimination regularly or occasionally.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/race-relations-survey-canada-british-columbia-1.5389940 There are a number of people mentioned in the article whose “personal circumstances” affect how others view their knowledge: A professor at a Canadian university who is of Jamaican descent Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – “Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time” (https://japantoday.com article)

https://japantoday.com/category/national/woman-takes-helm-of-japanese-aegis-destroyer-for-1st-time?comment-order=popular One of the “personal circumstances” in this RLE is the gender of Miho Otani, the first female captain of an Aegis destroyer in Japan. Militaries (or in this case the Japanese Marine Self Defense Force) are viewed as quite conservative and have a reputation for not always acted in 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…

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…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – The Independent news article on the anti-vaccination movement.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/doctor-blames-andrew-wakefield-son-catching-measles-vaccine-mmr-autism-anti-vaxxers-measles-a7813001.html “Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles” This RLE offers a unique take on the science / vaccination side vs. the anti-vaccination opposition. The doctor in the article is not only arguing from a medical point of view but also from a personal one Read more…