TOK ESSAY PLANNING FORM.pdf - Tok prescribed title Facts are needed to establish theories but theories are needed to make sense of facts \u201c The title

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Tok prescribed title : " Facts are needed to establish theories but theories are needed to make sense of facts. “ The title asks us to evaluate whether facts which are considered useful information are needed to make sense of theories or if we use the existing theories are needed to understand facts. For example - in order to use the Pythagorus theorem we require the lengths of the side of the right angled triangle (i.e these are considered as facts) but if we just had the length of the sides, but with no theory we wouldn't be able to make sense of the facts and relate them. The theory explains the relationship between facts while linking them together. Once a theory is supported by enough evidence then it can become a fact and a theory. To understand the relationship between facts and theories Possible knowledge claims & questions : 1. Facts are needed as evidence to support theories / A theory cannot be valid without evidence to support it.
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  • Spring '18
  • Benson Wafula
  • Science

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