Fountain Archive

September 2016

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
The Fountain
1120

Editorial: Old School vs. New School

This issue’s lead article is about a clash between the old way of thinking and the new one. This struggle could be best described as the inner struggle of a lobster which is trying to break through hi... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1895

Hearts Are Seeking Love

We live in a time of strife between the old and the new schools of thought. The old school failed to renew itself. The new school consumed itself with objections and fantasies. Undoubtedly, both schoo... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Betul Aydin
1171

The Bloody Waters in Taiji

Imagine getting cornered by an immense group of another species. They surround you with a wall of loud, sharp noises, imprisoning you and sending a frightening jolt throughout your whole body. Terrifi... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Faisal Warsani
1259

The Alhambra - A Palace Layered with Ornament

“But the building’s identity resided in the ornament.” These words, from architect Louis Sullivan, are an apt description of most Islamic architecture, which are closely connected to the idea of ornam... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Halil I. Demir
1168

Our 3D Printed Future: From Electronics to Living Organs

The emergence of 3D printing promises to revolutionize how things are designed, produced, and distributed. And although these changes present real opportunities, they also pose some unexpected dangers... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Daniel Hummel
1170

Dealing with Incivility in Online Interfaith Dialogues

Over the last few decades, the world has become more interconnected through developing technology like cell phones, laptops, and, especially, the internet.  There are many benefits from this connectiv... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Noah Weaver
1104

Metals Have Character Too!

Whether in the form of cars, planes, or household appliances, we interact with metals almost every day. Despite the ubiquity of metals, most people never stop to think about their characters – or thei... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Zuleyha B. Ozturk
1403

Micro Expressions: The Truth Is in the Face

Have you ever seen someone who, for a split second, looked happy when they weren’t supposed to? What you saw was a masked micro expression. Micro expressions are automatic facial expressions that refl... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Victor Putnam
1222

Nanotechnology in Issus Coleoptratus

Long before human beings started using them in machinery, gear systems that worked through mechanical interaction existed in the morphology of many living creatures. Researchers have recently discover... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1255

Qalaq (Passion)

Literally meaning boredom with the place where one is and with the surrounding conditions, feeling discomfort as if in imprisonment or captivity, qalaq (passion) is intense love, deeper than the desir... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Bernadette - Daniel Skubik
1373

Interfaith Dialogue: Reflections from Korea

Interfaith Dialogue is critical to the future of a peaceful world. It cultivates understanding and peace between groups of people. This is no less true for believers within the Abrahamic traditions th... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Yusuf Ziya Gurtas
1110

Counting Your Blessings

How many integers are there from 1 to 9 inclusive? Well, even if you are one of those who admit “not to be good in math” you can relax and confidently say 9, because this is not a trick question. You ... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Justin Pahl
1197

Experiencing Awe at the Wonder of Existence

A lot of people think religion and science are incompatible. Advances in technology have led famed atheists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to claim that there’s no room for faith, or Go... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Samina Farooq
1108

From Finite to Infinity

Think of all the things you wanted but couldn't have All the things you could have but didn't want The bundle of good deeds you amassed You wished to show them off, but didn't flaunt You lie not whil... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Mariya Tytarenko
2181

The Age of My Daughter, Manya; or The “Butterfly” Effect

The century overboard How do I think history will record the 21st century? As we always record the past: in a tangled way, and with mistakes. It will be dictated by a dictator in one country; in anot... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
Al Curtis
1143

Over-Salinization: The White Death of the Soil

Properly irrigating agricultural land is a delicate balance. More water does not always mean a more abundant harvest. In arid climates, supplying more water than needed causes more trouble instead of ... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1403

You

A lover who has seen You Would not look for another. A loyal one who has befriended You Would not ask for another. Once ears have heard You They are deaf to another. You sit upon the throne of hear... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1194

Service in the Face of Obstructions

Question: People trying to serve humanity through education, dialogue, and charity are usually facing challenges, antagonism, and defamation from others in different parts of the world; how should the... read more..

Issue 113 (September - October 2016)
The Fountain
1258

Synthetic 3D-printed bones for reconstructive surgery

Synthetic 3D-printed bones for reconstructive surgery Jakus AE et al. Hyperelastic "bone": A highly versatile, growth factor-free, osteoregenerative, scalable, and surgically friendly biomaterial. Sc... read more..

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