FATS FATS FATS FATS FATS

What are the benefits of eating FATS?
Are FATS really bad for us?
Do you think that FATS should be included in our normal diet?
Is it possible to not eat FATS?

The benefits of eating FATS are that they allow us to main a subcutaneous skin that defends us from the weather and the temperature around us. They allow us to maintain body heat as well as become an emergency reserve for energy whenever we feel hungry or use up too much energy.

FATS are not bad for us. There are good fats and bad fats. Good fats consists of those found in fish oil and oils that allow us to maintain bodily functions. However, fats in excess give us high blood pressure, such fats include transfats and too much of saturated fats much that they can clog our arteries and hinder the flow of blood, or the build up of plaque.

Fats are already a part of normal diet because oils such as corn oil, olive oil, and palm oil are widely used in our daily cooking. Animal meat contains bits and pieces of fat whether we like it or not, and it also gives flavoring and satiates a craving for human beings since homosapiens came to know fats as necessary for survival in the cold weather.

It is impossible to not eat fats merely because every Food out there has it. Oils which are derived from vegetables, fishes and fruits, which means that eating them will essentially give you the unprocessed oils they have. Fats are therefore not only a vital food component necessary for the survival of humans.

FOOD (CHEM SL)

Make a blog in you PLW, answering the following questions:

Why do they think that those foods are weird? 

What is food?

What is considered as a normal food and what is not?

What would be your 5 weirdest food?

 

The main reason they think the food is weird is because it is not something that they usually eat at their local restaurant. Most of the delicacies featured here always have a cultural aspect or a history attached to it, that though it is indeed disgusting, has allowed people to appreciate the unique taste it has.

 

Food is the best thing on earth. Without it, there can be no life, and the food chain wouldn’t exist. Life without food is meaningless.

 

For me, normal food ranges from the usual Filipino/American/Chinese foods that are widely consummated. Anything that looks really good and tastes good!

 

Fish skin crackers, Sharksfins soup, fish lip, rabbit, escargot

A Journal

It’s you again.
I see you now and every when.
But its always you at a different place
at the same time.

You move too quickly it’s hard to remember
but too beautiful it’s hard to forget.
Always so brief and so imaginable.
Everything in such short instance

I want to stay but I know I can’t.
Cause then again, nothing you say is real
tis’ the feeling they say that only matters
but no it doesn’t. Not here, not forever

It’s hard to open with eyes blurry,
and see you were never there.
Not a trace, not a fickle
but only a bittersweet aftertaste

I write and write,
hurriedly as I always do.
The same wish,
the same person,
the same time.
Nothing ever changes,
Nothing will.

I can never avoid you

Individual Reflection: 25th Sunday

Reading 2

Beloved:

Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

This reading for has the deepest message out of all the other readings because it presents itself to be the truth that explains the division in our being as humans. It explains what drives us apart and questions us, why we, as humans, so much similar to each other in body and soul, actually envy and fight each other. But it also tells us how much we can achieve when we work together to create the fruit of righteousness that is sown in peace. While we want so much things in the world, this reading tells us how it is not what kind of things we want, good or bad that decide whether we receive them or not, but the intention that originates from within ourselves. Yet, as bad and as good as we can be, this reading tells us how powerful we are, as human beings to change the ourselves, and to change the entire world of war into peace.

Circular Functions

Circular Functions

Though I’m weak when it comes to trigonometric functions, please bear with me. 🙂

 

Sine Functions

– defined by y=six

– Domain: set of real #’s

– Range: -1 ≤ sinx ≤ 1 or [-1,1]

– always starts from the origin

– sin( x + 2pi ) = sinx

 

Cosine Functions

– defined by the equation y=cosx

– Domain: set of real #’s

– Range: -1 ≤ cosx ≤ 1 [-1,1] 

– cos( x + 2pi ) = cosx

 

Tangent Functions

– Defined by y=tanx

– Domain: set of real #’s that are not odd multiples of pi/2

– Range: set of real #’s

– curves are always separated by asymptotes

– tan (x + pi/2 or 3pi/2 ) = tanx

 

Definition of Terms

Period – The smallest length of one repeating pattern in a graph

Amplitude – half the difference between maximum and minimum

Phase shift – move graph to the left or right

Vertical shift – move graph up or down

 

A good recap of the lesson from Khanacademy.com:

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/v/graphing-trig-functions

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/v/more-trig-graphs 

 

Thank You! 🙂

Pascal’s Wager

The first key passage of Pascal’s Wager:

 “God is, or He is not.” But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity of this infinite distance where heads or tails will turn up… Which will you choose then? Let us see. Since you must choose, let us see which interests you least. You have two things to lose, the true and the good; and two things to stake, your reason and your will, your knowledge and your happiness; and your nature has two things to shun, error and misery. Your reason is no more shocked in choosing one rather than the other, since you must of necessity choose… But your happiness? Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is… If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation that He is.”

 When it comes to using Pascal’s Wager as a valid argument, there are many much more weaknesses than strengths when viewed in a rational and mathematical view. There have been such men who have studied the rationale and basis of Pascal’s Wager using equations: Mackie 1982, Rescher 1985, Mougin and Sober 1994, etc and have considered the Wager valid. However, there are also some who have considered it to be invalid because it is simply comparing it to a toin coss and as such, a decision matrix that looks like this:

God exists God does not exist
Wager for God Gain All Status quo
Wager against God Misery Status quo

However, even I would like to ignore this decision matrix, and instead not to solely conform this Wager to the limitations of math and predetermined cases of rationality. I would structure this argument into more of “if you believe, you will win, if you don’t, you will not win” instead of “if you believe, you will win, if you don’t, you will lose”. In essence, Pascal’s Wager is validated through mathematical and scientific reasoning because its nature is written to appease to the scientific and mathematical community, and those like him.

Suppose that for it to be explained by a mere high school student like me, the strong points I would offer to refute its weaknesses would be towards, attractiveness and simply “what have you got to lose?” There is no reason to put someone as intangible as God into an equation, and though many may argue of the uncertainty factor of Pascal’s Wager, well in reality, obviously nothing is certain; therefore one should place their faith in the best outcome. I know it might not sound religious putting this in the context of reaping what you sow, but it is understood best by most when put into this kind of context.

When you think about it, without adding human sciences but placing it into the dimension of our lives. Going to mass, praying to God, believing in Him, etc, and you go to Heaven when you die? Isn’t that the best possible odds that you can have? Having all that sense of security that when in your life ends, you can go to Heaven forever. If there is no God in the universe (and I know there is), then you would have only devoted such a small effort for something that has a positive addition to your life. There is no harm in believing in God, truly there is. And if atheists prefer their sense of logic, then by means of opportunity cost and risk, then they are picking the wrong choice.

CLE AOK Module 2