Saturday, April 13

K-Science

K-Science

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Standing on the shoulders of giants - this is a common metaphor used in the empirical world to symbolize scientific progress. This concept dates back to the 12th century. Some of you might recognize it as the title of Stephen Hawking’s book ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ while some others might recall it as a phrase underneath the Google Scholar’s search engine. But what exactly does it mean?  The French philosopher Bernard of Chartres said that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size. It is just the idea that in order to make intellectual progress and developmen...
Covid-19
K-Science

Covid-19

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has left everyone in shock. Due to the rising tally, many countries imposed a strict lockdown over the past few months. Experts are still not sure about when this pandemic would be over. The educational sector suffered a lot because of this situation. Now as this phase seems never-ending, it seems as if we would have to learn to live in this situation and it has become the new normal. After delaying the decision for a couple of months, educational sector ministers decided in the recent meeting to reopen schools from the 15th of September 2020. Keeping the circumstances in view, there should be some measures to ensure the safety of students as well as all the administration and faculty. Coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets released whe...