Essay on Science and Art: The Key To Knowledge

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We were asked in TOK class to examine the similarities between science and art. At first, I did not think they had much in common, but as I continued to ponder on the question I was able to develop many similarities such as the use of sense perception, creativity and the use of curiosity. However, although they had similarities I did not see how one would merge these two together, since I thought science was more of critical thinking and art lend towards creative thinking. In school, we tend to place higher standards and importance on subjects such as science, math, reading and history rather than the Arts. Through the educational system, it is quite evident that they place more value on critical thinking than creative thinking, but they …show more content…
Each student in my class developed different labs based on their interpretation of that subject. Furthermore, we had to conduct this lab by ourselves and analyze the data. Is this not an interaction of creative and critical thinking? We had to use creative thinking to design our own lab and carry out an experiment by our lonesome. Additionally, we had to use critical thinking in order to analyze our results and evaluate the limitations, and to determine the T-Test and error bars for each chart. In order to design this lab, creative thinking was the basis of the lab. Critical thinking was the root of the experiment in order for us to write a decent lab report. Being we conducted this experiment by ourselves, creativity could have possibly overshadowed the critical portion of this activity. However, we were truly never by ourselves because of the existence of the teacher and each student, to assist each other in the lab. When the interaction of critical and creative thinking takes place a vast amount of knowledge is generated without acknowledging the presence of it. For instance, when theatre director David Rosenberg and David McAlpine collaborated to create a piece called Electric Hotel. Rosenberg was the creative mind behind the project. He used sounds from scenes that seemed as they were taking place on stage, when they were not. He created illusory effects to appeal to his audience. McAlpine was the critical thinker behind this project as he

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