Fountain Archive

January 2013

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
The Fountain
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1993-2013

This year marks a delightful turn of a new era for The Fountain. Two decades have past since the release of our first issue, and just like in day one, The Fountain is filled with as much vigor and hop... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5938

The Heart

The heart is humanity’s most essential feature and its greatest treasure. It is the expression of our spiritual existence, the source of our feelings and beliefs, and the pathway to our soul’s ultima... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Joseph Clay
5667

Fasting in Abrahamic Faiths

“O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the Fast, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may deserve God’s protection and attain piety.”1 Fasting is an ancient practice whose purpose... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Ali Fethi Toprak
3940

Meet Molecular Motors: The Cargo Transporters in the Microcosm

They are tiny, and there are billions of them inside you. Tiny machines, one thousand times thinner than a hair strand but strong enough to carry all kinds of material within your cells. Yes, there is... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Rukiye Nesibe Yuksel
4745

Ability or Disability: An Unforgettable Experience at a Specialist School

Every human is precious with a special quality, and there are quite many of them at specialist schools. It is just a matter of being able to see that potential within every person, and be appreciative... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Harun Emre Berk
3262

Revitalization that Comes with Change

What is the reason behind the calamities and disasters that take place in our world? Why do people have to struggle with illnesses and many other hardships during their lives? How can the All-Merciful... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Halil I. Demir
5634

Future of Computer Technology

It was only a decade ago that a phenomenon called the “Internet” came along and changed the way we communicated, did business and conducted our lives. Now, computer technology has become an essential ... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Mirkena Ozer
3880

Touched by a Small Kindness

When a professor of Turkish language and literature is met by Turkish hospitality during a short stopover, she realizes how much the world is in need of small I was sitting at my desk, listening to pr... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Bill Sayoran
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The Lotus Effect: A Manifestation of Divine Purity

The lotus, a radiant and graceful aquatic plant with a magnificent ability to repel dirt, has been the inspiration behind a range of self-cleaning and dirt-repelling technologies. Now a registered tra... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Sevim Karabulut
4968

Helping Hands

With half the world living on less than $2.50 per day and with 46.2 million people in the United States living below the poverty line, poverty is a growing concern. The United States is known all ove... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Ali Sebetci
3725

The Mysteries of the Fundamental Physical Dimensions

“The most beautiful system [the universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” Isaac NewtonThe Newtonian physics, quantum mechanics, and the theory of relativity... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Osman Senkaya
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Responses to Conflict in Individualistic and Collectivistic Societies

Cultural differences have a potential to trigger conflicts at all levels, and the response each society gives to these conflicts depend on what they hold most dear as a foundational norm: independent ... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Jason Newfoundland
7659

The Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Controversy

In recent years, people have been divided by conflicting studies about the risk of cancer posed by cell phone radiation. Does the current conflicting research eradicate or support the cell phone-cance... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Taufik Mohammad
3697

Moderation as a Way to Address Prejudice

Of all the faculties and senses that man is endowed with, moderation is one of the most essential virtues. Moderation concerns all people within society, and can become an unattainable virtue unless a... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Osman Cakmak
3701

Can Black Holes Cause an Apocalypse?

The world may not have ended on December 21, 2012, but that does not mean it won’t end at all. So what will be the force that will disperse this robust system of ours, rendering all forces including g... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Musa Ilhan
3375

The Source of Love

Love...Man and the universe was created because of love and it can only be understood through love... Love is a part of every being and a power which can resist and overcome every force...Love is what... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Safiye Arslan
4641

Little Professor Syndrome

Autism—and its milder cousin Asperger’s—affects 1 in 150 children across the US. Speculation goes that people like Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare and Ibn al... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3380

Basira and Firasa

iterally meaning perception, intelligence, discretion, evidence, and witness, insight (basira) is defined as having an eye of the heart open, deep perception, an ability to see consequences at the beg... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3508

Rise Up

Rise up, valiant one, stop sleeping!Rise up, because my heart is lamenting…During the days having passed without you,I went back over the yesterdays,Grieving all the while, and saddenedSince you had d... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Hikmet Isik
3038

The Nature Of The Self

The ego1 is basically what we call the essence of human nature with qualities that are prone for goodness and evil. God Almighty has placed both good and evil feelings and emotions in our nature. In t... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Louima Cunningham
2949

Science Square

Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly and they make up almost one quarter ofall mammal species on earth. These amazing creatures are free from most diseases andlive exceptionally longer when ... read more..

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