27 March 2015

#tokfriday: Reason, Emotion, #Germanwings and Plane Crashes


Airline crashes killed over 900 people in 2014. It seemed like major crashes grabbed headlines every other month, prompting some to question whether flying is getting more dangerous and fueling other's (irrational?) fear of flying. But 2014 is also one of the safest years on record for fatal crashes in recent memory. 

The KQ

Other TOK Links: 

Sense Perception, Human Sciences, History, Math

The Short Article/Video

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Plane Crashes

Further Reading

Germanwings Plan Crash: Is Flying Getting More Dangerous?

Fear of Flying: Don’t Be Fooled By the Scary News—Air Travel Is as Safe as Ever

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights? Not even close

How A Tiny Spanish Island Became The Setting For The Deadliest Plane Crash Ever


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