Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Combined Science UPDATED

ord of the Day:                                                                    

Logical Fallacies based on works of Aristotle

~ Begging the Question - Petitio Principii
Philosophy The Logical Fallacy of assuming what your'e supposed to be proving.

For example, It is because that Brandon is stupid that he fails all his maths exams.
You are assuming that Brandon fails his Maths exams because he is stupid. But that is not necessarily true, because it 
may be due to other reasons such has an annoying mosquito that made him fail his maths exams. 

Otherwise, this gate of logic sounds quite convincing... till you give the question, 'Why is Brandon stupid?'. The 
uninformed arguer answers with 'because he fails his maths exams(Circular Argument, see A maths Tomorrow entry). 

But you can then reply easily with the logic that Brandon may have failed his maths exam because of an annoying mosquito. This argument is tough to spot, but can easily be defeated and exposed with a question. Hence, the argument avoids or 'begs' the the question.

For example, It is because Miss Soh is a witch that she can do Chemistry magic, or alchemy
You are assuming that Miss Soh is a witch because she can do Mó Fù. But she may just be just a chemistry teacher. 
Until you question 'Why is Miss Soh a witch?' and get a reply, it seems that this gate of reasoning sounds correct, but 
isn't. The question to beg for, 'Why is Miss Soh a witch?" can easily get replied with a 'Because she can do Chemistry magic' that you can rebut and reason that though she can do chemistry magic, she is just a Chemistry teacher.

Here is a Mathematical Translation of Begging the question.  

It is because 1 + 1 = 3 that 1 + 1 + 100 = 103

This sounds absurd... if this were translated to english such as the examples above it can sound super convincing.

Being the skilful philosopher you are, you question first, why is 1 + 1 = 3? The arguer tries to retort with 'because 
1 + 1 + 100 = 103, and 103 - 100 = 3. But then you reason that 1 + 1 may not necessarily be 3, because 1 apple plus 1 
apple = 2 apples! 

- Work on your intro to your speech writing

A Maths:


Textbook Exercise 1.3 (pg 21-24)

Tier A: 3a, 3d, 4a
Tier B: 8a, 9, 10, 12
Tier C: 16, 18

A Math Level Test 1 [1 hour, 40 marks]
Date: 3 Mar (Fri)

1. Polynomials and Partial Fractions

2. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities:
- Solving Linear and Non-linear Simultaneous Equations
- Sum and Product of Roots

Things to bring:

1. Calculator 
2. A4 lined writing paper (foolscap)
3. Stationery

• The following are the topics tested for Chemistry Level Test 1.

1. Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
2. Atomic Structure
3. Ionic Bonding
4. Covalent and Metallic Bonding
5. Writing Chemical Equations


• Watch videos on Google Classroom

- Email Ms. Soh on your Materials you're going to use for PT
- Miss Soh is most likely to go through 2015 and 2016 this coming Monday. So do it.

Complete the Exam paper by tomorrow, though you won't get to do it.
Cells Quiz

* Only Units and Measurements

• Please bring $6.50 and pass to Brendan Lee Shi He

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Social Studies:
- Google classroom assignment on Government

- Tutorial Worksheet
- Level test paper
Just a cool video if you're interested:

Design Studies:
3 Mindmaps Project. Good Luck brothers and sisters

Sign the form Miss Yau gave us in our last CCE lesson
Pass to your omnipotent, immortal, ever-intelligent, super-strong and narcissistic secretary
Warn your parents not to go vacation during September Holidays. We will have a Chemistry Practical which the whole level needs to be present.

Due soon

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