Fountain Archive

July 1999

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Alvin C. Roseyard
4749

Evaluating The Theory Of Evolution

The word "evolution" comes from the Latin verb volvere, meaning "to roll, wind, turn around, or twist around." In the last two centuries, the word has come to mean a "process of change from a simpler read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Charles Nelson
4585

Common Ground Between Islam And Christianity

For many, Islam and Christianity have little in common. More than a few Christians misperceive Islam as a religion of the sword and of oppression, while many Muslims see Christianity as permissive an read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Mike Leterfield
2867

The Necessity Of Dialogue

The word "dialogue" derives from two roots: "dia" means "through" and "logos" comprises many overlapping semantic fields and signifies, among others, "word" and "meaning". For us the word dialogue, wh... read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Berk Sar
2791

The Electronic Tongue

Our sense of taste results from our tongue’s ability to identify sweet, salty, bitter, and sour substances. Different substances stimulate unique combinations of these four characteristics, and our to... read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Suzan Mutlu
4999

Miraculous Animals: Senses

Animals are spectacular creations. Not only do they have their unique shapes, sizes, colors, and attributes, but also they have incredible senses that enable them to survive and communicate in this wo... read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Yusuf Toprak
3061

A Caspian Pipeline Decision

During the last 5 years, there has been-and still is-an ongoing debate on how to exploit oil and gas reserves in newly-emerged Central Asian republics. The question is not restricted to business; it read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Seyda Okcu
3337

Educating Our Minds

We can build a strong, healthy, and well-formed body through body-building exercises. This raises the following question: If we can "educate" our body through relatively simple body-building exercises... read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Ercan Demiroz
3792

Advances In Radar Imaging

WHAT IS RADAR?Radar, a contraction of the words radio detection and ranging, is an electronic device for detecting and locating objects. It operates by transmitting a particular waveform pattern and d... read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
Talha Sarac
10443

A New Genre Is Coming To Life

In the music world there is music and then there is "Kitaro's music." Thousands of listeners have gathered throughout the United States during the last few months to enjoy the unique sounds of Kita read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7131

Questions And Answers

QuestionThe Prophet says that at the sixth week of the embryo's development in the mother's womb, God sends an angel who writes whether the person to come into the world will be righteous and prospe read more..

Issue 27 (July - September 1999)
The Fountain
10107

One Remedy

O brother who thinks of the pleasures of this world and suffers distress at illness! If this world were everlasting, and if on our way there was no death, and if the winds of separation and disease di... read more..

Issue 28 (October - December 1999)
M. Fethullah Gulen
9707

The Relationship Of Islam And Science And The Concept Of Science

Swayed by Western domination of their lands, a domination attributed to superior science and technology, some Muslim intellectuals began to view Islam as the cause of the Muslim world's backwardness. read more..

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