Fountain Archive

September 2010

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
The Fountain
4639

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
5627

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
4913

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
15174

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
4314

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
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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
3338

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
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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
4105

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
4219

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
8636

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
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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..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Safiye Arslan
3950

Career and Kids: Can I Have Both?

I was just sitting there hysterically crying and thinking what I would do now. It didn’t seem like a right time to have another baby in that point of my life. We had planned so many experiments with m... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
April Bollig
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Brittany's Spirit: A Legacy of Learning and Living

It was a day not unlike any other typical school day. I got up at 5:30 a.m., caught the bus to high school at 6:20 a.m. and was in my second period class. It was February 17, 2005, and it was extrem... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Irfan Yilmaz
4599

It's Me Peter, Your Nervous System

Dear Peter!Finally, I have come to say goodbye to you. As you probably know, there is a saying “Leave the best till last.” I am the greatest of all the organs and systems that have described themselve... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
Hikmet Isik
4310

Time Management

Question: How should a person spend one day, one week, one month, and one year in order to perform services in the path of God?Management of time and work is one major area where many of us perform ve... read more..

Issue 77 (September - October 2010)
The Fountain
3728

How the tests survive

1- How the “fit” tests surviveOriginal Article: Lewis, G.D. et al., Science Translational Medicine 2, 33 (2010).Visits to biochemistry labs are frequent in our lives. Often we give blood to know level read more..

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