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Miss -information and Dice Games...

Quotes of the day:
"I am America, I am the part you won't recognize, but get used to me." - Muhammad Ali  "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - 

History Books and Probability Theory 
Prompt: “Some areas of knowledge seek to describe the world, whereas others seek to transform it.” Explore this claim with reference to history and one other area of knowledge.
Before we begin…I have one very cliche question to ask you:


If you could meet one historical figure and ask them anything, who would it be, and what would you ask?

Go on, answer it!

Now… tell me about this person, is it male? Female? If you mentioned your historical figure to any random passerby, would they know who you are talking about? If you came up with a woman who is not Queen Elizabeth, congratulations! You are one of the few who even mentioned a woman at all. Last time I tried to answe…
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Foundation

Quotes of the day:

"Makeup should never be used to hide yourself. It should be used to enhance your natural beauty." - Kira Carl.

"Beauty is not flawless, it shines even through your flaws" 



Foundation and Expectation 
The magazine cover stares at me from across the Kroger stand as I slowly look away in determination.   No. I am not conforming to the unrealistic  social standards of beauty that are demeaning and intolerant towards many women. I am not going to support Photoshop,thigh gaps, and shallow expectations for the girls of the future. That magazine does not attract my attention. I felt so proud of myself as I left the Kroger parking lot overcome with a feeling of social consciousness and awareness. Despite of this consciousness,  I forgot about one simple thing I had in my bag, a thing that was basically a part of me, and that I almost could not leave the house without: foundation.


What I am talking about is a tiny bottle of a flesh-toned, lotion-looking liqui…

Who are we? God, Science, and Humanity

Quotes of the day:

"The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant as yet unknown capacity" - Stuart Seaton

"The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane" - Gandhi

"A human being is a single being, unique and unrepeatable" - Eileen Caddy


God, Science, and Humanity 
This blog is a response to the following knowledge question:

“Knowledge gives us a sense of who we are.” To what extent is this true in the human sciences and one other area of knowledge?


For the past century,  scientists had been using animals for medical trials, surgical procedure practices, and cosmetic testing. This brought about many new benefits for the human race, including insulin treatments for diabetes patients, and heart valve transplants from pigs to humans. However, with the new scientific era came new ethical, social, and scientific questions for humanity. Do animals have feelings? As human beings, what are our responsibilities to other living creatures?…

When Plans Go Wrong

Quote of the day:
"Sometimes on our way to our dreams, we get lost and find a better one." - Unknown


When Plans Go WrongOh! The wonders of Junior year! Kids all across the nation from the class of 2018 are stressing over SAT scores, ACTs, NMSQTs, IB classes and harder APs. The homework piles in and GPA is now more decisive than it had ever been. The words of the adults pile in on the subconscious mind of stressed out teenagers. They play over and over in the back of their heads, like this: 
"You're not an underclassman anymore, huh?"
"Better get those SAT scores in before Senior year!"
"So... How many IB/AP classes do you plan to have?"
"Keep that GPA in check!"
"Where are you planning to go to college?"
"Graduation is so close!"
And finally, the most stressful question for a Junior that has too many interests and no idea what to do with them:
"What do you plan to major in?"
While this is something that happens …

The Power of Imagination

Quote of the day:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." -Albert Einsten


The power of imaginationClose your eyes for a moment, and remember what it's like to be a child again.  Let your mind wander through a world without limits. Remember the days where life was full of giants and mythical creatures, where ordinary people turned into witches, princesses, goddesses, and wizards. Back then, reality was only limited by what your imagination could do. Anything, and I mean, anything, could happen.
We moved through life building walls as we went, defining what was real and what was not. Slowly, we gave up some of our power to dream without barriers, deeming the tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus as unreal, childish, and unimportant. Imaginary friends went from being  partners in crime to unrealistic, an escape from the "real" world. What I'm getting at is this: even at a young age, imagination is …

Ethics In Knowledge

Quote of the day:

"Do what is right, not what is easy "-Unknown


The Ethical Responsibility of Knowledge 

"Why don't you just shoot us?" A Nazi official would say during one of the thirteen Nuremberg trials after World War II. What this man did not realize however, is that these trials were not just going to bring a small piece justice to a world that had been bruised, broken, and left in ruins. The Nuremberg trials would become so much bigger that a symbolic gesture. Their grandeur exceeded a group of Nazis in a court room. These trials in fact would be the most famous in history, as they were the first to condemn their caused based on principles, rules, and guidelines that came to existence on the spot, and that had been created for the sole purpose of these trials. They were based on the abstract moral principles of humanity and philosophy.








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The Nuremberg trials created several universal laws for the prevention of crimes "against humanity,&qu…

Flat like a pancake: let's talk about curves

Quotes of the day "Out of nothing, I have created a strange new universe." - Janos Bolyai
"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau

Flat like a pancake: let's talk about curves
Oooooohh do we get to talk about VS models or Kim K's (recently hidden) butt today? Or better yet, can we talk about Kylie Jenner's recent photos with Tyga? Ha! No... but we do get to talk about something even more deceptive (and probably way cheaper) than her half empty lip kits all of the YouTube makeup gurus have been ranting about. Today we are talking about.... MATH!!!

* crowd booing and throwing tomatoes*

I'm sorry... have I deceived you? Well guess what? So have all your math teachers! About what? you may ask... well... lots of things... but today, we will be taking about parallel lines.


Apparently... they aren't a thing... ╮(O_o)╭

When we were first told this in TOK, I was so confused. I mean, you're telling me th…