Fountain Archive

2010

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
The Fountain
4523

Heroism, Locally and Globally

Everyone, at least at one point in his or her life, feels destitute, deprived of any hope, as if they have reached the “end of the road.” Chances are that most of us gave up trying to find a solution ... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5588

A Movement Originating Its Own Models

A Movement Originating Its Own ModelsIn this article I would like to discuss a legend; to talk about it is a duty, and therefore it is difficult to put it into words. However, I wonder if it is possi... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Nuri Balta Ahmet Eser
4945

Without the Moon...

What would have happened if our Moon had not existed? How would its absence have affected the Earth, its climate, and millions of living things on it? What would have happened if the Moon had been sma... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Raaza Jamshed Butt
4072

A Legacy of Hope

Time and again we have all heard our elders talk of a bygone Golden Age. Amidst the epochs of confusion that buffet humankind in the form of sophisticated so-called literary guises, we have found some... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Safiye Arslan
3671

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You! I Am a Stressed Plant

It was a beautiful day in the garden. There was a slight breeze moving my petals and leaves and making them flip back and forth. I was watching the butterflies basking in the sun with open wings and e... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Pervisha Khan
4077

A Wonder

Mystified, like those who search for the truth, a five-year old girl asks her mother to tell her honestly whether or not one can see God? “Can you see God, Mama?” she insisted with childlike enthusias... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Erkan Kurt
4592

Naturalistic Fallacy

As a metaphysical tenet of speculative philosophy naturalism suggests a worldview that is based on hypotheses that are directed towards an ultimate explanation of nature, the world observed. The princ... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Mustafa Tabanli
5198

What Is This Thing Called Love?

MATTER & BEYOND TALKSMustafa TabanliMaryLynn SchiaviWhat Is This Thing Called Love?Post: Love is a profound ability that we have to say yes to the lives of the people around us. Your life is not a... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4726

Futuwwa (Youth and Chivalry)

They were young men who had believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance. And We strengthened their hearts, when they rose up and declared: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and Earth; ... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3614

As the darkness drowned

The dawn has broken, dance of colors in the horizon,The dark breathing its last, lights panting for air. Fog and smoke dissipate in my visionThere! New spring with its emerald hair.Like a conquering ... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Ozgur Samil Caglayan
3889

It is Just a Measurement!

It was in the second grade when I came across measurement and units for the first time. Our science teacher told us that we could measure things. Until then I did not need units. It seemed a bit awkwa... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Mustafa Belge
4355

Reconstruction of the Daily Life through Islam

Adam woke up a little late in the morning, blaming himself for failing to wake up early, even though he had wanted to. He had a meeting that he had to make, so he hurried and quickly swallowed some br... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Fatih Gelgi
4556

The Universe - Is It the Matrix?

I’m sure most of you have watched the movie The Matrix. Do you remember the scene where the simulation is paused while Morpheus is walking in the street with Neo?The scene depicts an ordinary da... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
B. Jill Carroll
4158

Faster Than the Dead: A Case Study in Media, Leadership Choosing Peace instead of War

Life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries brings distinct challenges and opportunities for peaceful coexistence between people of different religions and cultures. The forces of globalization h... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Osman Nal
10133

The "Turkish Letters" of Ogier G. de Busbecq (1520-1592)

The Ottomans had a strong cultural and political presence over the Middle East, North Africa and South Eastern Europe (the Balkans) from the fifteenth century onwards until the late eighteenth century... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Irfan Yilmaz
4065

It's Me Peter! Your Nervous System - 2

When you hear the words “nervous system,” what comes to mind is a cluster of cells called neurons. But this is a great mass of cells, and we should always remember that we are referring to the most co... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
Hikmet Isik
4646

The Meaning of Wisdom

Question: “He grants Wisdom to whomever He wills, and whoever is granted Wisdom, had indeed been granted much good. Yet none except people of discernment reflect and are mindful” (2:269). What should ... read more..

Issue 78 (November - December 2010)
The Fountain
4024

Fathers are special, too

1- Fathers are special, tooOriginal Article: Mak, G.K. & Weiss, S., Nature Neuroscience 13, 753 (2010). Motherhood or maternal recognition is well characterized by associated brain plasticity duri read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
The Fountain
4643

Women

Male-domination is a matter of dispute in every sphere of life as much as it is in language. The transition from “man” to “human” is still an ongoing process in the usage of the English language. The... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5631

Reflourishing Thoughts

In the course of history, the sequence of events periodically recurs-just like the day alternates with the night-over and over again but with just a little variation. I say it comes about “with just a... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Ayse Meva Nur
4917

Belief and Our Treatment of the Environment

I see...Everywhere I look, I see citizens polluting, communities mistreating and nations exploiting the earth. I watch them as they misuse and abuse this sacred place, as if it was theirs. What they... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Paul Kearns
15176

The Spread of Islam

There are several historical reasons for the astounding spread of Islam throughout Arabia and abroad after Muhammad’s death in 632 AD. These factors differed in degree depending on which Islamic leade... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Mary Lahaj
4318

Forgiving Dad

For many years, Zainab had been struggling to understand the true meaning of forgiveness. She was especially distressed whenever she thought about her father who had died in 1973. He was someone she l... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Halil I. Demir
6368

Our Unique Digital Footprint

The term “footprint” refers in general to traces left or caused by human beings through the consumption of resources while guests in this physical world. It is the culmination of our environmental imp... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Murat Yuksel
3342

Bridging the Nano and Macro Worlds: Shadowing and Reemission

Understanding the dynamics involved in the formation and development of physical structures on both atomic and galactic scales has been a key topic for the scientific investigation since the beginning... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Zainab Cassim Akdemirci
9288

True Altruism and Unconditional Love

Altruism and love - these are two words that are fast losing meaning in today’s world of violence, selfishness and avarice. These words are losing their true meaning and value in the eyes of some peop... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Mirkena Ozer
4108

Portrait of a Mother

I am a mother,instead of a picture, multiplication table adorns my kitchen wall.I have 8 arms like an octopus reaching in every direction.Nobody can worry as much as I do.There is always some stain on... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4222

Humility (Tawadu)

Tawadu (modesty and humility) is the opposite of arrogance, pride, and haughtiness. It can also be interpreted as one's awareness of one's real position before God, and as letting that realization gui... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Ertan Salik
8640

Critical Thinking

The Fountain Magazine recently published an interview with Nobel Laurate Ahmad Zewail, in which he answered a question about critical thinking. In his response, Prof. Zewail promoted critical thinkin... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Omer Arifagaoglu
3485

Straighten Up Yourself and Know It's a Miracle

Just after having started my job at the university, I was shocked by some sad news. One of my professors, who was only in his fifties, had died; when the cause of death was revealed, we learned that d... read more..

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