Fountain Archive

May 2011

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
The Fountain
3735

Reading the Media and the Universe

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed,” quoted Barney Zwartz from Mark Twain on April 2 at the University of Melbourne. This sho read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5651

An Ardent Prayer

The Almighty Creator is He whose existence is the origin of all existence, whose might is the source of power for everything, and whose will is the only means by which all things and events occur. The... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Bill Sayoran
4943

Divided They Survive, Together They Prevail: Quorum Sensing in Bacteria

Bacteria are single-celled organisms which are visible to the eye only under a microscope (Figure 1), hence are known as microbial creatures. Lacking specialized internal structures and (obvious) soci... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Clare Julian Meryem Tuz
5454

Mary: Her Conception and the Birth of the Messiah

Why we chose MaryWe are a small group of women of Turkish-Muslim and Catholic origins who became acquainted in the Spring of 2009 and immediately recognized our soulful connection with one another. Si... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Mirkena Ozer
3548

Of Grapes and Guilt

Of all the details I remember from that ominous August day, what impressed me most was the sweat trickling down the workers’ faces as they harvested the vineyard. They carried crates filled with grape... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Ahmet Mir Fazil
3419

The Astonishing Story of Genome Organization: DNA Packaging in the Cell

Like most other experimental scientists, I hardly spend time in the library. In one of those rare occasions, while trying to find an article in an archive, I was truly amazed when I for the first tim... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Erkan Acar
4762

Utilizing Social Capital through Exemplary Leadership in Schools

IntroductionThe United States and many other developed countries are becoming more multi cultural, multi ethnic, and multi racial than ever before. This may to a certain extent cause less communicatio... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Ali Uguz
3042

The Onerous Journey of a Meatball

I was once a delicious meatball. I should, in fact, say "we," not "I," for I was a foodstuff with such ingredients as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins. Humans – especially kids – loved me v... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6215

Shukr (Thankfulness)

Literally meaning gladness felt about and gratitude shown for the good done to one, Sufis use shukr to mean using one's body, abilities, feelings, and thoughts bestowed upon one to fulfill the purpose... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Yunus Emre
4057

You Are the One I Need

Your love took me away from me, You are the One I needDay and night I burn gripped by agony, You are the One I needI find no great joy in being alive; if I cease to exist, I would not grieve,The only ... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Arslan Mayda
3587

Creation of the Zygote (Nutfah)

As all the living beings, human being is also created from a male and a female. Gametes (germ cells) of male and female are being coupled at the widest point of cervix within a time span of 12 to 48 h... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
P. Geoffrey Bakken
3789

Bringing the Soul Back In: A Spiritual Conception of Human Nature for the Social Sciences

The development of the modern social sciences has been intimately bound up with the Enlightenment belief that scientific investigation can be used towards the perfection of human society. Auguste Comt... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Stephen Pant
3670

The Islamic Propensity for Science

The naive view of religion and science sees them in direct opposition to one another, and given the chequered history of religion and science this is perhaps understandable. Examples such as the incar... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Belinda Sturgill
3352

My Treasure Jars

I can only imagine how I would feel if I knew I only had seventy-two hours to live. I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and though I am forty-five years old their beauty still amazes me. The lush g... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Mustafa Tabanli
4041

Building a Story Line for the Universe Interview with Dr. Priya Natarajan

BioDr. Priya Natarajan is a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, and an Associate at the Dark Cosmology Center, which is part of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenha... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Irfan Yilmaz
4453

It's Us Peter, Your Salivary Glands

Sometimes, when you get mad at someone, you feel like spitting in his/her face. But you should know that saliva is not a worthless liquid to be wasted by spitting. It’s not at all like the material yo... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
Hikmet Isik
4972

Tying Altruistic Work to Personalities

Question: What would you say about tying some altruistic work to certain individuals?The place of some individuals in altruistic work cannot be denied; however, individuals are not all there is to thi... read more..

Issue 81 (May - June 2011)
The Fountain
3619

When it comes to fighting flu, gut bacteria are on our side

1- When it comes to fighting flu, gut bacteria are on our sideOriginal Article: Ichinohe T. et al., PNAS (published online before print 2011).Influenza, also known as seasonal flu, affects up to 5 mil read more..

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