Fountain Archive

2017

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
The Fountain
3672

Chaos and Flourishing Hopes

None of us are willing to remain in the period to which we belong; we use our imagination, journeying back to the vastness of the past where we experience scenes of courage, or we spread our wings ... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Ali Fethi Toprak
3191

Small Molecule Drugs - To Fight Cancer, Heart Failure, etc.

In the pharmacology, a small molecule is described as a low molecular organic compound showing high binding affinity to targets of interest such as proteins, nucleic acids, or polysaccharides. This ... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Justin Pahl
3271

Peace and Dialogue in a Plural Society

It is a difficult global moment for the Hizmet movement, the civil service group inspired by the ideas of Fethullah Gülen. Targeted in a far reaching witch hunt by the Turkish government, Hizmet has... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Civan Ozturk
3220

The Universe A Short History

Has the universe existed forever? And how much do we really know about it? Only 4-5 percent of the universe is made up of what we can see today: stars, planets, and galaxies. This means that all of ... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
The Fountain
3631

“We Have to Move Forward, Collectively”

Laila Muhammad is the Family Counseling Coordinator at Compassion Action, a New Jersey-based foundation. Community work and advocacy are a family legacy for Muhammad: her grandfather, Elijah Muhamma... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Aidan Yielding
4312

The World through the Eyes of Honeybees

The earth and the sky are filled with “light,” which are really colors of countless different wavelengths. Different colors are visible or invisible to the naked eye. When we say “... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Bilal Buruk
3981

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is used by medical specialists to create images and sets of data about humans and animals. This information is then analyzed in the hopes of preventing, diagnosing, or examining dis... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Nihat Balci
3999

Grandma

The sun is shining down on us. We are walking down the road that encircles the small island. Men and women, young and old; the faces are solemn, earnest, and their steps neither fast nor slow. S... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
The Fountain
3849

Walaya (Sainthood)

Literally meaning a person, a community, or a country that is under the direction and rule of another, walaya (sainthood) denotes annihilation with respect to carnal selfhood and egoism in favor of ... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Yavuz Demirci
3651

Technological Singularity The Digital Rapture

Singularity describes the merging of human and computer intelligence and the rise of super-intelligence as a result. Proponents of the idea of singularity try to posit it as the next step in human p... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Al Freeman
3614

The Narcissist and the Pool

Ovid tells the story of Narcissus in his book Metamorphosis. Narcissus is a hunter; one with talent, grandeur, good genes, and charm. But he is also an egoist. He is full of himself, to the degre... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Adam Nelson
3687

QUINOA An Alternative Grain

Quinoa, unknown in many countries, is an easy-to-digest, nutritious grain which contains the same amount of protein as meat and a greater amount of usable calcium than milk. In South America, the I... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Sumayya B. Sharaf
3666

The Mist

Love is in the air, in the early morning mist. I inhale, and inhale This secret should be kept Here in the heart. Only then will I hear, It was never in the air. All love comes f... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Caroline Halford
4110

The Age of Self-Awareness

Time periods are defined by the actions of those within the period and the thoughts of those who succeed them. The intentions of past societies are oftentimes forgotten in lieu of hindsight bias, l... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Greg Barton
4423

What On Earth Has Gone So Wrong in Turkey?

Six months on from the mysterious coup attempt of July 15, the situation in Turkey has become much clearer. Unfortunately, it has also become much darker. In the confusing hours of that terrible ni... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
Richard Shields
4148

We Are Not Spectators: A Christian Perspective

In a letter to G-20 leaders in 2013 Pope Francis stated, “It is regrettable that, from the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, one-sided interests have prevailed and in fact hindered the searc... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
The Fountain
4136

To Reach "The Emerald Hills of The Heart"

Question: What are the pathways to better experience and benefit from journeying into the horizons of our spirituality, which is also called “Emerald Hills of the Heart”?   In a... read more..

Issue 115 (January-February 2017)
The Fountain
4323

Blind mice have vision restored

Blind mice have vision restored Zhu et al. Immunosuppression via loss of IL2rγ enhances long-term functional integration of hESC-derived photoreceptors in the mouse retina. Cell Stem Cell, Januar... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4284

Being on the Way: A Bouquet of Thoughts on the Path to the Divine

If these guides happen to be the experienced, knowledgeable, and conscientious masters of that field, then, without any hesitation, one should follow along on their path, for they always travel on the... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Amin Uighur
4005

How to Overcome Bad Habits

Human feelings, thoughts, and behavior are a result of the complex and dynamic connections between our brain, ego, and soul. These connections are not just the source of feelings, thoughts, and behavi... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Hakan Yesilova
3632

Dylan and Rumi: A Common Destiny Centuries Apart

Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. Dylan is undoubtedly one of the most popular folk singers and composers, not just in the United States, but around the world. So, arguably many of his... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Abdulkadir Korucuk
4440

Dad and Luna Park

Those were the days when we barely made ends meet. When we went to Luna Park, we watched other people as they rode bumper cars and the Ferris wheel. They laughed and had fun. We would not join them. M... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Masud Mahmud Bhaila
4278

Tooth Development: The Remarkable Timing of Events, Molecular and Cellular Interactions

At around five weeks of development, two U-shaped areas of bands of cells form in the human embryo’s developing mouth. These primary epithelial bands form precisely in the positions of the future uppe... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Arif Eseroglu
4264

Dieting While You Are Healthy

The first step in preventive medicine is to diet while you are healthy.  If you are already sick, the diet will prevent the sickness from getting worse; it will support the immune system and the medic... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Al Strong
4491

A Theology of Dialogue

Hizmet (service, in Turkish) is a faith-inspired social movements with schools and cultural centers around the world. Hizmet’s ideological framework is based on humanism and Islamic sources, and manif... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Kadir Firtina
4352

Giant Storms: A Mark of Magnificence in the Heavens

When taking a quick glance at the planets in our solar system you might be surprised to discover what rages beneath seemingly calm surfaces. Just as storms happen on Earth, the other planets are also ... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Ulan Dakeev
4506

Cleaning the Earth with Wind

Home to seven billion people, Earth is one of the smallest planets in our solar system (its circumference is around 40 thousand kilometers at the equator) and its estimated age is about 4.5 billion ye... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Matt Alley
819

Building Knowledge Palaces

Human life begins with great energy, enthusiasm, and motivation. As soon as the baby enters this world, the action begins. She now is in a brand-new world, totally different from her home for nine mon... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Lawrence Brazier
4598

Religion and Science as One

“On some evenings we would attend faculty parties,” she said. “It was a heady atmosphere, as we spent time with the world’s intellectual elite. There were scientists of all stripes, mathematicians and... read more..

Issue 116 (March - April 2017)
Ismail Tavaci
4632

Nobody Can Be Religious for Another Person - I Had to Affirm That for Myself

Religion today is not perceived as it was in the past. This is true throughout the world, but particularly in the Western world. But despite changing views, religion continues to influence our individ... read more..

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