Fountain Archive

September 2014

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
The Fountain

Editorial: Truth Slaughtered

Never in the history of mankind has a religion been this abused and broken off from what it truly is. Yes, the list of past atrocities supposedly conducted in the name of Islam is not a short one. But... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Our Inner Crises

Masses who have developed with different thoughts and objectives that are in conflict, and who have been deprived of positive cultivation, they form a society wherein passion, animosity, and hatred read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Hamza Aydin

Enriched by Exceptions: D-Amino acids

When we browse through molecules - the building blocks of the universe - and their utilization in organisms, we observe a preference or a trend towards a direction (right or left). Functional groups o... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumeyye Kocaman

Three Tiers of Knowledge

"I am here," she said. Her friends were looking all over for her. "I forgot myself under this tree for a while," she responded to the curious eyes of her friends. 'I am physically here, but I was insi read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Safiye Arslan

More than a Glow: The Firefly

"One night, a very lonely firefly goes off in search of friends. Each time he sees a flicker of light he flies off toward it, but none of them turn out to be fireflies. He sees a lantern, an owl's eye read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Alptekin Kavi

Cultural Considerations in Education

It is essential for people who work internationally or in multicultural settings to familiarize themselves with implications of cultural differences. Hofstede's model can be used as an excellent gui read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
H. Arif Ustaoglu

Recycling in Soil

All organisms in nature start to decompose once they fall dead to the ground. As a result of decomposition and change, some portion of the materials in the dead tissue escapes in a gaseous state, some... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Fatih Harpci

Parents: The First Teachers in the School of Humanity

It is very interesting to note the importance that God places on children respecting and honoring parents. The fifth through the tenth commandments in the Ten Commandments deal with man's relationship... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Seth Mette


"I am an aerodynamicist. I ask myself, by subscribing to aerodynamicism and providing mechanical explanations devoid of conscience, am I committing a murder against air? What if the air's motion is read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumayya B. Sharaf

If Only I Know You, My Heart...

"Hello my heart, I am your neighbor in this body," said my soul. "How are you? Why do you hurt today?" After that question, I found myself at the doctors. "If your heart is OK, then your body is OK, read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Faqr and Ghina (Poverty and Richness)

For Sufis, poverty means that an initiate claims possession of nothing and is freed from all kinds of attachment toward worldly things, and that one feels total neediness and destitution before God in... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumeyye Kocaman

What Is In a Name?

God's names were subject to various discussions and books. Arthur C. Clarke has written a science fiction story in 1953 titled, "The Nine Billion Names of God."1 It tells a story of monks who try to d... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Alparslan Zora


Piracy, or the illegal downloading of digital media, came to the forefront of web politics in January 2012 as the United States Congress debated two bills, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the Protec... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Furkan Demir

Power of Imagination and Science

Love for knowledge and perseverance are necessary for scientific success, but not always enough. A scientist should also be full of imagination, excitement, and patience. A rich imagination is like th... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Harry Sprintz Mehmet Aslan

Cultural and Religious Co-existence: An Australian Perspective

The concept of multiculturalism in Australia has been widely written and spoken about over the past fifty years. In light of this, Australia has become recognized as one of the leading countries in th... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Halil I. Demir

Smartphones and the Future of Communication

Although it has been two decades since the first introduction of smartphones, the true meaning of the smartphone changed with the introduction of the iPhone. Smartphones became an important part of ou... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Abdullah Aymaz

Meyerovitch: A Lover of God

The author of Towards the Heart of Islam: A Woman's Approach and Prayer in Islam, Prof. Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch is a fortunate person who fell in love with God through Rumi. Ms. Eva was the daughter... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Dave Cazeau

Serene Autumn

Beautiful irony in the blanket of serene That I find in the coming of fall:The most pleasant of breaths given from The Creator,The refined aging of my home's trees.The perfectly made bed of leaves on ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
D. Omer Guney

How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind

Antony Flew, who once claimed to be one of the world's leading atheists, chose to believe in God before he passed away in 2010. In our article, we briefly summarize and comment on his book [1] titled,... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Hasnaa Kramutally

Teaching Metaphors

According to Robert B. Van Engen (2008), a metaphor is a multifaceted literary device that assists in illustrating complexity and in expressing clarity. It helps to compare the value of variables and ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Faith, Wisdom, and Power

Question: What roles do faith, wisdom, and power play in the survival of a society? Faith, especially in the form of religion, refers to a heavenly-inspired system that leads people to goodness, but ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 101)

Planet with the longest orbit discovered Astronomers have discovered a planet with the longest known orbital period. Exoplanet Kepler-421b has been identified through the Kepler observatory, a space-... read more..

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