Fountain Archive

May 2014

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
The Fountain
2768

Editorial: Drawing Closer

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the Purpose of LIFE." (from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") This past A read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3928

Laborers of Thought, Building the Future

Those who will shape tomorrow with their ideas will be the guides of generations to come. The way they think and reason will redesign the world, and their messages will brighten the future. They will ... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
M. Tarik Ozgur
2888

The Psychology of Morality

When the captain of a sunken ship commands the lowest ranking crew member among the survivors in the lifeboat to be killed and used to sustain the lives of the others, I wonder: what are his thought p... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Meryem Akgun
3502

A Dialogue of Flowers

The wind gently touched my soft petals. They slightly swayed back and forth to the beat of the wind. It was cooler here than in our homeland. But it didn't feel uncomfortable. My leaves reflected the... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Ali Fethi Toprak
2835

Artificial Replacement of the Failing Heart

Cardiovascular disease is a progressive, debilitating, and deadly disease affecting over 23 million people worldwide.1 The physiopathology of heart disease is the minimal regeneration capacity of the ... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Ali Fethi Toprak
2462

Reproducibility in Today's Science

  Recent advances in science have led to longer lives, better health care, and healthier societies. Science develops through trial and error. However, irreproducibility still remains a problem, with ... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Mesut Erzurumluoglu
3231

Consanguineous Marriages Perspectives from Social Taboos, Religion, and Science

There is a great deal of suspicion about consanguineous unions in the world. Whether this suspicion relies on health issues or not, we still have to be aware of possible genetic effects of consanguini... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Noble Lee
2769

Embrace Mortality

Most of us operate under the assumption that there will always be a tomorrow, that there will always be another chance to buckle down and get serious about the business of living our lives to the best... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Huseyin Senturk
2392

Jefferson's Qur'an

Thomas Jefferson occupies a special space among the Founding Fathers as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Denise Spellberg, a schola... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Furkan Osmanoglu
2423

Electricity in the Heart

Our heart is like a pump that never rests. The distribution of the dirty blood to the lungs and clean blood all through the body is organized by a system that produces an electrical current. Every sec... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2381

Dahsha and Hayra (Utter Astonishment and Amazement)

Every traveler journeying in the valleys of love and zeal sometimes burns with the fire of love, and sometimes overflows with joy owing to the "wine of immortality" offered by the Beloved. While burni... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Ethan Johnson
2488

A Personal Journey: Read as You Sail!

Facts and knowledge, truth and belief, philosophy and faith, science and religion - these are all about guiding others into what one enjoys oneself. Some are more successful than others in this guidan... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Gokhan Halikan
2374

How Is Nature Being Cleaned?

After a long, busy, and exhausting year, he wanted to take a rest in his summer house, which lies under a mountain opposite a nice, blue lake. He deserved this holiday. After parking his car in front ... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Amany Shalaby
2074

You Have Loved Him All Along

What do you love in anything or anyone that is not His?In reality, you have loved Him all along!Forms are like pigeons carrying the Beloved's letters.You fall in love with the pigeonsAnd miss reading ... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Melissa McPen
2523

In Respect of Nature: The Amazing Nature of Bacterial Bio Plastics

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian Proverb The table I have under my lapto read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Allen S. Maller
2728

Religion Is Not a Zero Sum Game

The Turkish term for "tolerance" is "hosgoru" which means seeing or looking for the good side of another person. Unlike toleration, which is a passive acceptance of the other, hosgoru means actively l... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Seth Mette
2441

Staff Only!

It was an ordinary day. As usual, I was sleepy. I had not had enough rest, since I was on call the previous night. Right before lunch, I was making plans about how I could sneak into the attractive "s... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Mesut Mizrak
1966

Light Photography

To be able to see we are in need of two blessings granted to us: the eye and light. We aren't the only creatures who thrive on light; plants are also in need of light to perform photosynthesis. Unfort... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
Donald A. Beecher
2531

Hearts and Minds for a Country Nation and the Construction of Self Identity

The topic is both risky and troubling because nation, per se, as it is defined in traditional ways, is no longer operative in pluralistic societies, at least not without significant adaptation. A rede... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
The Fountain
2251

Constructive Criticism

Question: When it comes to administrative and political issues, severe criticism is viewed as the major form of engagement. Are there any other means of engagement on these issues? Destruction is eas... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
The Fountain
2324

Science Square (Issue 99)

Elephants can distinguish human languages Elephants can determine ethnicity, gender, and age from acoustic cues in human voices. McComb et al. February 2014, PNAS. African elephants (Loxodonta afric... read more..

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