Fountain Archive

July 2001

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
M. Fethullah Gulen
25577

Why Darwinism Remains Popular

It is hard to find another theory that has been so discredited by scientists, and yet is still believed in by so many people, as Darwinism. The collapse of communism shows that “East” and “West” was a... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Mustafa Ulusoy
12133

Passing from Self-Other to Us

Therapists deal with emptiness, meaninglessness, and loneliness.(1) Patients say that emptiness is a painful and discomforting subjective experience. Lonely people often speak of feeling empty. One in... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Turkan Akman
3844

Remember Mary in the Book

The Qur'an informs us of former Prophets and religious figures sent by God to proclaim His Oneness. Islam requires Muslims to acknowledge and respect these people, one of whom is Mary (Maryam), the mo... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Melih Mert
55084

An Essay on Color

Light reveals a world of colors by painting everything it touches. Our plain and soulless furniture gains meaning. Our brown bookshelf, gray study table, green mug carpets, rugs, curtains the yellow... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Yasemin Acikel
27597

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

Jason GoodwinWhy and how civilizations rise and fall is a hard question to answer. To do so, one must understand the civilization and the time in which it began to rise. Jason Goodwin, an English jour... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
The Fountain
22186

Global Development

In AcademicsReligion and Science: The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, Inc., will convene on July 29-August 4, 2001. The topic, Human Meaning in a Technological Culture, will explore and ev... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Jay Willoughby
6842

Pseudo-science and Racial Otherness

With the ascendancy of science during the eighteenth century, European scientists sought scientific support for considering slavery and colonization as natural and even a blessing. Casting off monogen... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3777

Four Short Signs Alluding to Divine Unity

First Sign O worshipper of causes! Imagine that you see a splendid palace being built of different, marvelous jewels. However, some of these jewels can be found only in China, others in only Andalusia... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Fatih Guner
27236

Reality and the Afterlife

What is reality? What is illusion? Do we have free will, or is our life somehow preprogrammed? Such questions have vexed humanity from the beginning. Technology has added another wrinkle: virtual real... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Ekrem Dumanli
25049

The Media and Hate Messages

It is hard to believe that people sit at their computers and shoot African-Americans on a Web site featuring a cyberjungle where white hunters hunt black people. What do they feel when they hunt poor ... read more..

Issue 35 (July - September 2001)
Hikmet Isik
21198

Why is atheism so widespread?

Q:Why is atheism so widespread?A:Atheism means denying God's existence, rejecting His commandments, avoiding religious reflection and seriousness, and considering oneself independent of Him. As such b... read more..

Issue 36 (October - December 2001)
Jay Willoughby
5430

Rushing toward a Truly Global Village

Technology is transforming Marshall McLuhan’s global village from theory into reality. Increased access to information, thanks to the Internet and the Web, shatters barriers erected by those who would... read more..

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