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Fountain Archive

2015

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
Mustafa Akdag
3231

Humans and Metallic Materials

If we study the way metals are structured and processed, lessons can be drawn about how human’s function, too. One just has to look closely enough. Humans and metallic materials are both worth in read more..

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
Sefik Hikmet Toprak
6170

Numerical Codes and Gematrical Mysteries in the Qur'an

Just as there is a perfect order that allows life to exist and function, there are incredible numerical symmetries and orders within the Qur’an. Exploring them can deepen our appreciation of both th read more..

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3104

Music of Rain

rops of rain, as if smiles from the worlds beyond, Travel here and there seeking the seas they parted from. They fall with the sound of plucked lute-strings: And hearing it, the earth begins to breat... read more..

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
Ismail Eren
3167

Fuel Cells

Today, humans get most of their energy from fossil fuels. We know this rate of consumption isn’t sustainable. Will fuel cells be the primary energy source of tomorrow? Humans have always needed read more..

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
The Fountain
2939

Realizing Ideals

Question: In a society where disorder is rampant and a war of values is taking place, how can balance be established between reality and ideals? What are the characteristics of those who can achieve t... read more..

Issue 105 (May - June 2015)
The Fountain
3145

Science Square (Issue 105)

Natural Antifreeze from Ticks Frostbite Protection in Mice Suggests an Antifreeze Glycoprotein Heisig M. et al. PLOS ONE, February 2015. Some animals such as ticks and fish have anti-freeze proteins... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
The Fountain
2783

Editorial: Looking Ahead

There is a quote in our main article this issue which has stuck with us here at The Fountain: "Those whose vision is in the future, and who promise to raise that future on their shoulders, need to fee... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4462

A New Existence

Each individual owes his or her success and happiness to the peace and the trustworthiness of their society. Conversely, each society owes its health and security to its altruistic and sincere members... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Betul Gul
3103

The Precise Numbers of the Universe

In a 2014 article for The Conversation, Prof. Jonathan Borwein, from Newcastle University, and Dr. David H. Bailey, from the University of California, Davis, stated, "In recent years physicists and co... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Alparslan Zora
3121

How Fair Are We When Looking into the Past

I remember that in fourth grade one of my classmates was impersonating George Washington, the first president of the United States. As a class project, students had to dress up as historical American ... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Kemal Serce
3086

What Waits in the Future?

Scientific advances have gained major momentum in the last century; many of the things seen in science-fiction movies in the past have become ordinary things today. High technology products like super... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Anthony J. Ciorra
3504

A Symphony of Compassion

God calls us to make music in our world; to perform in a global symphony of compassion. If each human being lived by the law of compassion, what a wonderful world this would be! I can't help but think... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Ihsan Kose
3103

Open Systems to Avoid Decay

Why do natural systems in our universe age? Why do social systems cause errors? Why do both die? Why does inactivity lead to degradation? Why don't flowing waters get polluted but still waters do? Why... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Harun Parpucu
3242

Survival of the Local and Cultural Identity

Ermek Tursynov's Shal (2012) ("The Old Man") is one of the many masterpieces Kazakh cinema produced both during the Soviet era and following independence. It depicts a few days in the life of an old m... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Nuh Ozdin
2944

Kangaroo Mother Care

Iwoke up to the sound of a phone ringing, which broke the night's silence. I answered it while still sleepy. The call was from our neighbor, Peter. He said, "Let's go, neighbor! Time is up; be quick!"... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Hamza Aydin
3296

The Neurobiology of Imitation

There are approximately 100 billion nerve cells (neurons) in the brain of an adult person. Each nerve cell is created with a capacity to establish around 1,000-10,000 connections with each of the surr... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Asli Ceren Tahan
4029

Let's Take a Coffee Break

Coffee is the second most common beverage in the world after water and the second most widely used product after oil. Some people start their day by drinking a cup while others may turn to it for a br... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2891

Ilm (Knowledge)

Ilm, (knowledge) means information obtained through the human senses or through the Revelations or inspiration of God. It is also used to denote information that is in agreement with facts or realitie... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Volkan Efe
4001

Hear to Heal: A New Approach to the Healing Power of Sufi Music

It is widely accepted that music influences and affects people in different ways, starting from the first days of life. Humans are born with a strong sense of hearing as well as the ability to respond... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Alaeddin Hekim
3394

Antisocial Personality Disorder

His scores are dropping. He does not attend most of the classes. He does not like any of the rules. He asks all the time, "Why are we supposed to obey these rules which limit our freedoms anyway?" Whi... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Katharine Branning
3329

Leiden: Living the Poems of Tolerance

The events of early January, 2015, in Paris, France, have left many people angry, confused, repulsed, and afraid. The supposed "clash of civilizations" between the West and Islam is now on everyone's ... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Ahmet Urguplu
3417

Piri Reis and His World Map

Piri Reis was the founder of Turkish cartography. From a Turkish family who immigrated to Gallipoli from Karaman in central Asia Minor, he was the nephew of Kemal Reis, one of the notorious seamen of ... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Omer Said Gonullu
2649

The Uncertainties of Energy Supplies

What are the main reasons for the energy shortage we are facing today? Is this problem due to the extreme population growth, more people living in cities, increased agricultural production, and a boom... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Nuh Ozdin
2828

The Perfect Conditions for Oxygen

Close your mouth and nose tightly. See how long you can stay like this without breathing. It is two to three minutes at most, isn't it? Or, imagine breathing a gas other than oxygen. How would your bo... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2723

Islam and Reactionary Movements

QUESTION: There are reactionary movements in different parts of the world. These are waged against established systems, and their perpetrators argue that they do it on behalf of Islam. What is your ta... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
The Fountain
2798

Science Square (Issue 106)

A New Blood Test Can Tell Every Virus You've Ever Had Engineers have developed a new tool which can test for both past and current viral infections by analyzing a single drop of a patient's blood. Th... read more..

Issue 106 (July - August 2015)
Bernadette - Daniel Skubik
644

At the Edge

At the edge of His branding iron we are highly favored. Not yet knowing as we are known we envision One in all. Embracing letting go justice rolls down gloriously.... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
The Fountain
2499

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
3662

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
2461

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..

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