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  1. for the majority, stem cell research is receiving positive support from the population, why? mostly becuase they believe stem cells will be able to fix/rehabilitate many lost cells in a body. for ethical issues pertaining to cloning, the major issue would be: GOD. GOD created life, but now, all of a sudden, man creates life? try these sites: [url="http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ethical-issues-of-cloning.html"]http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ethical-iss...of-cloning.html[/url] [url="http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/clissues/"]http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tec...oning/clissues/[/url]
  2. xsandralee

    Debate: Good for ToK presentation?

    hmm, now i'm confused. what do you mean by: presenting in TOK or sticking to the conventional ppt? don't you have to present either way?
  3. xsandralee


    here my opinion: euthenasia cannot be 'good' or 'bad'. It is appropriate in certain situation. For example, let's say a man is 90 years old, but has had a coma for the past 20 years, and their family sees that he's not going to wake up, and even if he did, he'd die very soon, and wants to slowly let him go. If the family allows it - of course, this shouldnt be the case since the individual should decide for his/her own life, but i dont see that as 'wrong' or 'bad'. if someone asks a doctor to kill them because of physical/emotional pain, burdening them - basically wanting to suicide, i think then, doctors should not consent to this. to me, euthenasia is almost equivalent to suicide. for the most part, i'd say euthenasia is wrong.
  4. Again, i see that there are rare examples of objective knowledge. why? because, is math logic or knowledge? what are your definitions of knowledge?
  5. hmm yup, but i thought about it again, but by analysing a specific subject such as math, there is objective knowledge. in this sense, there is no such thing as a subjective knowledge. it is not based on culture that we know that 1+1=2, and thus, this provides a great example to having subjective knowledge. for your essay, is anyone defining 'knowledge'?
  6. I'm very confused, and having a new IB coordinator does not really help at all, but my major question is: if you receive an 'E' in the EE but either an A, B, C, or D in the TOK essay, do you still receive your diploma? when can you not receive your diploma? is it when you fail in EITHER of the two essays? (Thank you to all those who reply!) (as you can tell, I'm very stressed and confused)
  7. xsandralee

    changing topics?

    ahhh. darn thank you!
  8. xsandralee

    changing topics?

    I'm not sure if this applies to every school that has the ib programme, but my school makes us sign a sheet - with our title on it during the last few months of our junior year. is this an ib thing? and if so, are we allowed to change the topics? (Thank you to all, in advance!)
  9. The Topic asks: 'to understand something you need to rely on your own experience and culture. Does this mean that it is impossible to have objective knowledge?" I believe that it is impossible to have objective knowledge. everything must be subjective knowledge. although knowledge is a way of knowing, it can never be universal and constant for every individual. For example, person A may claim that the sky is 'blue'. Person B, however, may claim that the sky is not 'blue', but it is 'sky blue'. The two persons can claim that both statements are fact, but in reality, they're not, they're personal intrepretations of facts. my essay is due by the end of November sometime, so before I finalise it, I just wanted to see what others may think about this issue so I can gain other people's perspectives and more. It'll help if you include any and all comments! Thanks a bunch!
  10. xsandralee

    Math help

    you have to calculate the probability of the 1)game going to deuce, 2)probability of the game going to non deuce 3) probability of Adam winning once deuce is called. #2 should be easy, just look back in part II, in what you did (but remember you have to win be at least 2 points) to find the probability of adam winning with deuce, you add the probability of 1 happening, to the probability of adam winning once a deuce is called (#3) . hint: use sum formula for geometric sequences.
  11. Are lab designs for any sciences, required by the IB, ridiculous or not? There is surely no way to be purely original about anything - somehow or another, you would need to use ideas from the web, or books, etc. I think in the next new curriculum, they should destroy this requirement. It's a good practice for us to use our creative brains, but high school isn't about researching! It's about learning - not attempting to make completely original labs from the top of our heads.
  12. xsandralee

    group 4 projects

    I LIVED IN UTAH! awesome. well if its the salt lake, then can't you do salinity - for chemistry? like the affect of depth on salinity? and for bio - organisms (quadrant data collection, or transect, etc) not sure about a physics though..
  13. xsandralee

    Significant Figures

    sig fig rules for addition and subtraction: smallest sig fig. ex) 24 + 20 = 26 = 30 sig fig rule for multiplication and division: smallest decimal point ex) 2.5 x 3 = 7.5 = 8
  14. i handed my portfolio in yseterday, so if you need any help just post : ) I'll try to answer asap.
  15. xsandralee

    Error calculations etc..

    hmm, don't udnerstand what she means by '1/10' of the smallest division' but i think for UNCERTAINTY, you just do, i.e. 45.6 g +/- 0.1 you kno? but if you're doing error propagation, thats a totally different story.

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