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TOK Essay: What is it About Theories in the Human Sciences and Natural Sciences That Makes Them Convincing?
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Ever since the beginning of the Revolution of science, the western world has valued the scientific improvement over any other, placing scientific theories and leaders on the base above their equals in lower sectors of society such as leaders within the business sector or governmental leaders, which leads to the question: Why is it that the Sciences and theories are held in such as great respects? With the two different areas of knowledge what results and consequences, do these two different sciences utilize methods such as observation, empirical evidence and the scientific method, in the development of theories? These two areas of knowledge have key differences at their conclusion, which leads to their differences in their ways that they…show more content…
Scientific theories are not always completely reliable. But then again why do people think that certain theories are so definite that they have settled with the theory being true? A reason for that could be that scientific method that the scientists develop to apply their respective theories and conclusions are so reliable that we even put our confidence into it. One of the ways of knowing, Reasoning is what the theories in natural sciences mostly rely on and where the scientific methods are developed from. The method of testing observations, and having reliable and consistent results, in a process which many participate and improve based upon describing in objective matter. There are several theories that we have come across, one of them, which involves chemistry is the “collision theory”. The theory itself provides a great explanation to why chemical reactions occur and reasons for the reactions to vary for multiple reactions. Experiments that are performed by a class showed the same results, with the statement as the concentration of the reactants increased, the same it did to the rate of the reaction. This was a simplified view on this problem, as it demonstrates the strengths of the scientific method and what the result comes with the theories with natural sciences; in which repeated trials produce the same results, which will in turn strengthen the theory more. This way, the theories in natural sciences are convincing, because the theories are