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Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of using faith as a basis for knowledge in religion and in one area of knowledge from the TOK diagram

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"Josip Broz - Tito" High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Skopje, Macedonia TOK Essay Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of using faith as a basis for knowledge in religion and in one area of knowledge from the TOK diagram Candidate Name: Number of words : Alkan Nuredinovski 1268 Candidate number: D000897-009 Faith is a common word which refers to something inner in the soul of people. Very often, in a case of difficulties or unresolved situations when we aren't able to do anything, only thing which existing in our minds, in these moments, is a faith. We think that even our human life is not imaginable without the faith. Actually, faith is crucial element of hope. As we know hope give us energy needed to endure many things. For examples, in prevailing of any kind of health problems, especially when medicine is not able to solve all aspects of recovery, we needed to have faith that everything will be fine. Many scientists agree that hope or faith is really another name for something that is associated with the God, and therefore many great hopes lay in Him. Consequently faith and hope are base for each religion. ...read more.


Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)..." How could Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, have possibly known all this 1400 years ago, when scientists have only recently discovered this using advanced equipment and powerful microscopes which did not exist at that time? Hamm and Leeuwenhoek were the first scientists to observe human sperm cells (spermatozoa) using an improved microscope in 1677 (more than 1000 years after Muhammad). They mistakenly thought that the sperm cell contained a miniature preformed human being that grew when it was deposited in the female genital tract. Mathematics appears to be the only area of knowledge that offers "definite" answers to questions.Mathematics apart from religion is a science that is firmly defined and based on evidence. In the field of mathematics, the distinction between evalid f and efallacious f is indisputably clear in most cases. Mathematics relies upon rules and formulas formulated after countless hours of proving that it works every single time. The concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are understood all over the world because of their simple and practical use. ...read more.


pk} as a product because n and n+1 are mutually prime, that is, n and n+1 cannot share a common factor. Hence, the number of primes is infinite and this is completely independent of any bias with no culture involved. The proof is very clear; no matter how you look at it, you cannot refute the proof. As well, any proven theorem cannot be refuted. In traditional logic, an axiom or postulate is a proposition that is not and cannot be proven within the system based on them. Axioms define and delimit the realm of analysis. In other words, an axiom is a logical statement that is assumed to be true. Therefore, its truth is taken for granted within the particular domain of analysis, and serves as a starting point for deducing and inferring other truths. An axiom is defined as a mathematical statement that is accepted as being true without a Mathematical proof A symbol is language and yet not language. A mathematical or logical or any other kind of symbol is invented to serve a purpose purely scientific; it is supposed to have no emotional expressiveness whatever. But when once a particular symbolism has been taken into use and mastered, it reacquires the emotional expressiveness of language proper. Every mathematician knows this. ...read more.

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