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What kind of evidence allows us to form a theory on the causes of degrees of happiness?
In the human arena everyone has free will and a unique story to tell. How then is it possible that theoretical predictions from models in the social sciences reliably conform to the actual data, often year after year?
What RLS can you use to propose a Knowledge Question? How would you pursue the idea for a presentation?
“The distinction between what actually happened in the past and what we compose as History is, like all Areas of Knowledge, the distinction between a meaningless object and the vitality of Knowledge." Is this claim accurate, dangerous, or something else?
“Through different methods of justification, we can reach conclusions in ethics that are as well supported as those provided in mathematics.” To what extent would you agree?
“All ethical statements are relative.” By examining the justifications for -- and the implications of -- making this claim, decide whether or not you agree with it. (May 2005).
Should ignorance excuse responsibility? Should we pursue it to protect our innocence?
Paper Trails... After the 2018 Straw Wars, many environmentalists are looking at all of the smaller items that are ubiquitous in our daily lives but actually impact the natural world and our health in significant ways. Another campaign is against store...
To what degree are ethical questions conclusively answerable?
Presentations March 26-29 ...
Topic: Christopher Columbus was Italian. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support him instead of Spanish explorers? Eligible: Grades 9-12 LengthL 800-1200 words Form: Research essay with Works Cited Criteria: Historical accuracy, essay organization,...
Upon what might we base our beliefs?
Dig around and try things out! Learn how our class site has been organized! You may be getting a log-in soon, so it will be good to know why!
Our summer essay is, of course, on Abbott's Flatland! It's a brief paper, but this is a bigger challenge than it at first appears. A short paper gives you no room to breathe; everything should be pointed and relevant! And, counter to your intuition, you...