Fountain Archive

May 2018

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain
53

Science Square (Issue 123)

Scientists build synthetic embryos without eggs or sperm Rivron NC et al.  Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells. Nature, May 2018. A new study reported the production of “synt... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
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Our understanding of servanthood to God

Question: In his work, Gulistan, Sheikh Sadi states: “Be soil, so that you grow roses; nothing other than soil can grow roses.” What meanings does this aphorism suggest pertaining to our understanding... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Jon Pahl
18

Deep Peace as the Emerging Alternative

In the early decades of the twenty-first century, strong-men like Okonkwo, the tragic character in Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s classic novel Things Fall Apart, appear to rule the world.  From Russ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Ferhat Ozturk
64

Honey As A Therapeutic Agent

In 67 BCE, the magnificent Roman army, which was led by Pompey the Great, marched through the green mountains and blue shores of the Black Sea, chasing King Mithridates of Pontus and his Persian army.... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Numan Erciyes
53

The Customized Temperature Regulator

Thermostats are devices that keep temperature at the desired level. They are used in refrigerators, dishwashers, electric ovens, water heaters, washing machines, and central heating. Without a properl... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Mat Hritz
54

The Fountain

I had been considered a lot of things in my life but for the first time in my 100 years, I was a time traveler. I walked out on the moonlit deck behind the house with an envelope nearly as old as I wa... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
48

Surur (Rejoicing)

Meaning joy and delight, surur (rejoicing) is a kind of contentment that embraces a person from both within and without. Even though every conscience feels it differently, what is common in the rejoic... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Ali Kaya
55

Prime Numbers

My favorite number is 7. It’s a beautiful number and, most importantly, it is a prime number. I emphasize it being prime because I am fascinated by prime numbers. A prime number is a positive number t... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Momina Naveed
80

Purifying the Heart and Developing the Intellect

In Arabic, dua literally means to call out for help. In Islam, it refers to the personal calling of the believer to his Lord.[1] This is to be distinguished from the formal prayers (salah) that are pr... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Atif Yorulmaz
51

Insects at the Extremes

We classify each living thing by the different and similar features they possess. Through such classifications, we understand that all things are created for a purpose. They help us to read the book o... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain
50

“Real Dialogue Is Practice-Centered”

Recently, we had the pleasure of having a thoughtful conversation with two great thinkers and writers from the United Kingdom. A senior researcher and educator with the Ethical and Shared Remembering ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Omer Yildiz
52

The Lymphatic System

The word vessel generally makes one think of blood vessels, and the word blood brings to mind the color red. Yet there exists another system of vessels carrying white fluid and undertaking awesome fun... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
74

Poisoning of Spirit

The spirit constitutes human's deepest otherworldly aspect, which is open to the heavenly realms. It is like a mysterious wing that helps one remain human while also extending to the realms further be... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain
16

Editorial (Deep Peace)

For many of us, honey is only a great spread over our bread at breakfast, especially with fresh cream. We also know it is a very healthy food as a general knowledge. Dr. Ozturk explains in this issue ... read more..

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