Fountain Archive

April 2001

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6430

Civilization and the Confusion of Conceptions

Traditionally, civilization has been defined as the coexistence of people who come together around humanistic thoughts and feelings, and who are conscious of their being human. Since people naturally ... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Suheyla Sarac
127148

Parenting Styles: How They Affect Children

Parenting is a most challenging yet rewarding experience. Baumrind, who studied parenting styles during the early 1960s, concluded that they differ in four important areas: parents' warmth/nurturance,... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Alvin C. Roseyard
4448

Olfaction: Sensing the Scents

Most people believe that our perception depends heavily on sight and hearing, and therefore underrate our sense of smell. As this sense is rather subjective, for a long time it was considered a matte... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Rabia Savas
5958

Sir Thomas More's Utopia

Socialist ideals have appeared in literature from Plato to Marx. In its midst is Sir Thomas More's Utopia, which links ancient and modern Utopias. Hythloday's fantasy island draws heavily on the Greek... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Hamza Balci
11465

Super Conductivity: History and Applications

The field of superconductivity is characterized by unexpected discoveries. Despite its discovery almost 100 years ago and its many applications, it is still not understood fully. For example, the mech... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
James A. Bill
3040

Islam Misunderstood Throughout the World

One of the three leading monotheistic religions in the world, Islam is a civilization practiced by 1.2 billion people. Easily the world's fastest growing religion, Islam is now a truly universal force... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Mahmut Kara
23450

Rethinking Plato: Philisophical Idealism and Political Totalitarianism

Plato's (427-347 B.C.E.) political ideas remain influential. His idealist philosophy emphasizes ideas and ideals (independent of material and historical contexts), virtue vs. vice, and essential human... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Jay Willoughby
5386

Utopia As a From of Madness

For a state to function successfully, its rulers must have a realistic vision. This is acquired by building trust with the people, formulating rational economic and development policies, controlling read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
2856

An Allegory of the Divine System

Two people travel together. At a fork in the road, they ask a wise old man which way to take. He replies: "The right fork requires observing the road's law and brings some security and happiness. The ... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
The Fountain
8926

Humanity

When interacting with others,always regard whatever pleases and displeases yourself as the measure. Wish that others may receive those things that are most pleasing to you, and do not forget that what... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Hikmet Isik
4468

Question and Answer

Question:How should we, especially those of us who are young, interact with the world?Answer:Today's social environment is overrun with temptation and desire. Although it is hard to imitate the Prophe... read more..

Issue 34 (April - June 2001)
Ali Bicak
2984

E-Mail Securitiy

E-mail, now the most pervasive Internet service available, began to be used by people even before they discovered the Web. Messaging Online states that there are about 569 million (electronic) mailbox... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Jay Willoughby
16568

Editorial (Issue 35)

Perceived Differences and Artifical RealitiesOne of the greatest plagues of history has been our propensity to deny the reality of human unity by constructing artificial hierarchies of human value. Wi... read more..

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