Marina Gill, Andy Chow Zhai
April 6th, 2017 to April
Day 1 April 6th: So today we just watched a video about what makes science science. The presenter brought up the ida that if something can not be tested then it isn't science "sorry guys, you made up the rules". I think that what this person is trying to say is that science dives into a little bit of philosophy when trying to prove some things. I think that it makes sense that something must be tested for it to be called science, otherwise it would be considered pseudo-science. I agree that one shouldn't just accept whatever they are told and should sometimes be challenged.
Elective Reading: After reading the elective reading titled "Science Is Imagination" I have learned a lot about what makes science what it is. And so also science does rely a lot of imagination of an individual, because they have to be curious about what could be. Imagination is what causes people to conduct experiments to help figure out what they don't know. The article was very informative because it also talked about how science can help to explain quite a lot of things when struck with an argument that tries to disprove science. I'm still trying to work on my paragraph, I need to formulate my thesis statement in a better way and try to write the paragraph in the TOK way. After reading this elective reading it got me thinking about how necessary is imagination when it comes to science and finding out new possible theories.
I chose this talk because I think that this provides the reader with a good understanding of the relationship between natural sciences and human belief. As I was watching this TED Talk I started to think about what it means when one is faced with the idea of using personal morals and beliefs in relationship to the science that one experiences in nature.
So now the entire project is over and I learned a whole lot about natural sciences as an area of knowledge. I am now much more familiar with how science is prevalent in our every day lives.