Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Death in the Family

This article totally changed the way I view the Iraq war.  I think I belong to a unique community of knowers, and my political views are pretty complex, though I generally trend liberal.  In terms of foreign policy, this article changed my foreign policy views from isolationism to interventionism.  This quote in particular struck me:

"Consider that there are 19 year old soldiers from the Midwest who have never touched a college campus or a protest who have done more to uphold the universal legitimacy of representative government and individual rights by placing themselves between Iraqi voting lines and homicidal religious fanatics"

The link is in the title.  Please take five minutes and read it.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Seminar Questions

Hello all TOKers... After the Dark Matter presentation by Dr. Polhemus, please surf over to the Seminar Blog and jump in the conversation. Help out those not involved in TOK yet by modeling how to justify your opinions. Answer the questions posted by Ms. King by this Friday. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bite Back Campaign

I personally think that everyone should help out with this cause, and should definitely participate in one the Clementia Project events (go to for more information). However, through the eyes of TOK, I want to know how many other people can identify some of the knowledge issues and the way they present it to you.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The presidents

so everyone... the presidential election is coming up and I want to know.

How do you feel about obama vs mcain?

after that

Do you feel that they justify their points well, what knowledge issues are there in their statements... stuff like that.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Arcadia and Knowledge

After all of the conversations and presentations on Arcadia, I'm boiling it down to one simple question that we would like ALL TOK students to comment on...

What is Arcadia saying about knowledge in general?


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Affirmative Action

So this post is a result of the ethics activities we've been doing in class.  The issue my group had was 'Should colleges or universities be held accountable for creating a ethnic and racially diverse community?' A further question I have is affirmative action (an action/policy that favors those who tend to suffer from discrimination esp. in employment or education) a good or bad thing?  I thought I knew, but then I started playing devil's advocate in class, and then I wasn't sure.

One reason this question is particularly interesting to me is that I'm filling out college apps right now and I always avoid the ethnicity question or don't fill it out if I can.  I'm not sure why I do that, maybe it's because I would prefer that a university look solely at my grades and test scores rather than more personal factors.

What do you guys think?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Caption Contest

Using your TOK skills and language, write a caption to this photo (of a masked TOK Seminar student) and win a prize.

What can we know about this through:
sense perception

What knowlege issues are present?
Keep your captions appropriate, please!

Deadline, Friday, Oct. 10!