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Dr Kanan PurkayasthaDr Kanan Purkayastha is an Environmental Advisor, Teacher and Writer based in UK



Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Book and Book Fair: Baconian perspectiveFrancis Bacon was known as a Renaissance man. He was a philosopher, diplomat, member of parliament, occultist, writer and Lawyer. Bacon was well known as an essayist. He also developed the scientific method in his treatise Novum Organum (1620). He was very keen on libraries and developed a classification system using three categories-philosophy, history and ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
A dose of scepticism in a dose of Covid-19 vaccineThe debate about any government policies based on anti-science and science are similar to the debate of faith versus reason dating back to the days of Aristotle and Plato. However if we ask Aristotle today, what is your view about faith and reason debate in modern science, Aristotle would have said, well in our days ...
Fragments Of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Science news in media and science communicationConsidering the science communication from UK perspective, I think of early 19th century, in 1825, the physicist Michael Faraday, a member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, who initiated the annual Christmas lectures in which scientists presented scientific subject to a general audience. These lectures continue to the present day and reach a large, ...
Fragments Of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Source, spread and vaccine race of C-19The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus. Peter Medawar, a British Biologist and a Nobel laureate, who was known as the 'father of transplantation' once said, 'A virus is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein'. Lewis Thomas, known as a poet-philosopher of medicine goes further and ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Learning to live with the pandemicIn 2011, World Health Organisation's International Health Regulations Review Committee mentioned that 'The world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe influenza pandemic or to any similarly global, sustained and threatening public-health emergency.' This prognosis becomes clear when we see that globally more than 1 million people dead due to covid-19 disease in 2020.At present ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
World Environment Day 2020: Why Does Nature Matter?On 5 June world is celebrating the Environment Day. But this year day is different from other years because of a pandemic disease. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has decided the theme of the day as the 'Time for Nature'. UNEP has asked all to re-imagine their relationship with nature. UNEP also thought that there ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Challenges from malicious use of AIArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are growing at an unprecedented speed. AI is active in many aspects of our society. It is at the heart of every internet search and every App. One of the recent advances that have made AI more interesting is machine learning. Machine learning involves the development and evaluation of ...
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Meaning of word is what it denotes: A philosophical inquiry into COVID-19John Locke in his Essay Concerning the Human Understanding had advanced the view that the meaning of a word is an idea in the mind of the person who uses it. But some argued that the idea is a private, but word is public. So, I think about a meaning instead of an idea in ...
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