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Question: In an essay of not more than 1200 words, discuss how Wallace defined the boundaries of ‘science’ and consider whether his definition affected his reputation as a scientist.

Answer: Throughout his scientific career Wallace was never bound by social obligation or...


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  • Subject: Theory of Knowledge
  • Course: Theory of Knowledge
  • Level: International Baccalaureate
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1055
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2045

Question: “Men imagine that their minds have the command of language, but it often happens that language rules over minds.” Francis Bacon. Discuss the extent to which language directs or even controls the way we think. Refer to at least one of the theories about the link between language and thought, and consider them issues raised by our discussion of translation and different languages.”

Answer: “What do you read, my lord?” Polonius asked. And with all the...


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  • Subject: Theory of Knowledge
  • Course: Theory of Knowledge
  • Level: International Baccalaureate
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 1388
  • Date submitted: July 13, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1900

Question: “Wallace was an outsider, so it’s no wonder we don’t remember him as a great scientist. He didn’t limit his research to proper scientific subjects.” Respond to these assertions in an essay of 1200 words, drawing on your study of the History of Science discipline.

Answer: Alfred Russel Wallace was a prominent nineteenth century scientist. He was a...


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  • Subject: Theory of Knowledge
  • Course: Theory of Knowledge
  • Level: International Baccalaureate
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1142
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 354

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