Fountain Archive

September 2015

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
The Fountain
2092

Editorial: Math, the Internet, Peace

Around the northern hemisphere, most schools are about to begin their fall semesters. As parents send their kids out the door into the world, they have numerous concerns, one of which has to do with f... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3214

The Human Being and Endless Blessings

Every moment in life is composed of certain opportunities to obtain new treasures. It is up to every person to take advantage of these opportunities. They can choose to honor their humanity and live i... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Mesut Sahin
2008

Scientific Skepticism vs. Religious Faith

In the positive sciences, the scientific pursuit requires a unique set of personal qualities. A good scientist should verify the source of each piece of new information before using it to build a scie... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Brian Turk
1854

The Impeccable Digestive Tract

Almost every single system in the human body works without rest, even during sleep. The mechanism is set, the gears are in place, and all the components are in order. The only thing the body needs to ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Humayun Mujahid
2357

How To Listen To Your Life

All the inspirational material we find around us—poetry, fiery speeches, wise quotes—warns us never to feel down or disappointed. They claim that by keeping our morale constantly up, we can pursue wha... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Onyeagolu Tochukwu
2056

Where Is the Virtual World Taking Human Relationships?

Humanity is now facing one of its greatest ailments - and it threatens to overwhelm us. Though terminal diseases like AIDS, cancer, and other pathologies have defied the expertise of medical experts, ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
John N. Dorner
1971

Green Faith

Dialogue is about authentic expression as to who I am, who we are. It is about listening to one another and learning from one another in a spirit of love, respect, and dialogue. This mission helps us ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Chris Roe
1928

Old Man

By your side There is peace, A quiet place Of beauty and realisation, Where wisdom Seeks reason and understanding, Where myth is laid to rest By the reality of knowledge. By your side there is hope Th... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Allen S. Maller
1738

Universe Is Filled With Life

During Medieval times almost all Christian theologians accepted the Ptolemaic, earth-centered Greek view of the universe as an absolute universal truth. The Catholic Inquisition punished those who dar... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Ali Fethi Toprak
2337

Black Cumin: A Prophetic Medicine

Studies on the curative aspects of black cumin (Nigella Sativa) has seen an exponential growth in recent years. A single search of black cumin or Nigella Sativa at the database of the National Institu... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Hakan Yesilova
1679

Clash of Wills

The histories of nations are shaped by countless stories, both real and fictional; in most cases, the line between the two blurs. Having been exposed to the same discourse over the years, many of us d... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Nuh Ozdin
1760

There Is News From Space!

67P is a comet located around 500 billion kilometers away from the Earth. Discovered in 1969 and named after its discoverers Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 67P has a position in between the orbits of Earth an... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1630

Hikma (Wisdom)

Hikma (wisdom), meaning knowledge, the understanding of Divine commandments, philosophy, the real reasons for the existence of events and of things, and grasping the goals and benefits in religion, ha... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Scott C. Alexander
2050

Civil Rights, the Hizmet Movement, and the Liberative Power of Education

One of the foundational principles of the teachings of M. Fethullah Gulen, and thus one of the animating principles of the Hizmet movement, is the notion that education is one of the primary means by ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Asim Guvenalp
1614

Mathematics: On the Path to Wisdom

Throughout history, mathematics has meant different things to different people. According to the sixteenth century scientist and philosopher, Galileo Galilei, God created the cosmos in the language of... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Sumayya B. Sharaf
1642

Sculpture of the Carpenter

As always, on the eve of his birthday, he planned a new sculpture in his mind. He brought the right books to get inspired, he opened the garage door to hear birds chirping, and he breathed deep the fr... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Bruce J. Parker
2127

Why Math Education?

In this article, we will discuss why math education is a very crucial component of the core K-12 and college curricula. We will underline the controversial aspects of the topic which have been discuss... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Omer Arifagaoglu
1615

Immunological Memory

When we hear the word "memory," brain cells generally come to mind. However, our lymph cells, which are generated from the immune system, also possess memories. Our brain is blessed with the ability t... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Sait Yavuz
1633

A History of Sufism for Western Readers

Among the general Western public, Sufism has often been confused with the mystical traditions of the Far East, and thus considered an independent religion without ties to Islam. However, the term Sufi... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1571

The Attributes of Virtuous People

How can one make virtue his or her nature? To be able to lead a virtuous life, especially one that is extremely careful about moral values and worship, it is important to develop a character of serio... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
The Fountain
1634

Science Square (Issue 107)

Bratman GN et al. Natural experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2015. More th... read more..

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