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Monthly Archive

2014

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 127 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
The Fountain
5695

Constructive Criticism

Question: When it comes to administrative and political issues, severe criticism is viewed as the major form of engagement. Are there any other means of engagement on these issues? Destruction is eas... read more..

Issue 99 (May - June 2014)
The Fountain
5882

Science Square (Issue 99)

Elephants can distinguish human languages Elephants can determine ethnicity, gender, and age from acoustic cues in human voices. McComb et al. February 2014, PNAS. African elephants (Loxodonta afric... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
The Fountain
6129

100

100 is an impressive number: It is the top score one can get on an exam; every soccer player dreams of the hundredth goal of their career. 100 is a yardstick we use to divide world history into slices read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7964

The Sacred Suffering

The human is a lone traveler in this world; we are obliged to travel for the sake of finding ourselves and to attain our essence on a long path with deep rivers and steep mountains blocking the way. I... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Ali Fethi Toprak
5828

Micro-regulators of Life

The inventory of the universe is composed of matter, which is located in stars and galaxies. Only a small fraction of the universe is considered ordinary matter (about 5 %); most of the universe is ac... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Gokhan Aydin
6593

Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, and Thinking Together

Decision-making is a cognitive process that constantly runs in the background of our minds, resulting in choices made in a limited time based on available information and the cognitive ability of the ... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Mehmet Aslan
10411

Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: A Different Perspective

Looking at Virginia Woolf's contemplations of characters in "Mrs. Dalloway" and Said Nursi's ruminations on profound inner struggles, one might first sense some contradictions - as if two separate ide... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Donald A. Beecher
6133

Hearts and Minds for a Country: Nation and the Construction of Self Identity

We can speak of an alienation that comes with the contractual culture of the modern state. Nevertheless, such states can represent a set of principles worthy of our allegiance. The self in the second ... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Ali Fethi Toprak
5584

One Man, Equal to a Species

It was an interesting dream. In ancient times, creatures that were destined for destruction questioned why they were given this sentence. What was the wisdom behind such a decision? How could it be ju... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Alptekin Kavi
10678

Perspectives on Identity and Religion

What is identity? What is its relationship to religion and culture? How does it relate to modernization? What role does religious identity play in explaining conflicting versus cooperative acts around... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Safiye Arslan
7064

Lullaby, My Baby

Sleep, baby, sleepYour father tends the sheepYour mother shakes the dreamland treeAnd from it fall sweet dreams for theeSleep, baby, sleepSleep, baby, sleep.[1] Babies are such cute bundles of jo read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Hamza Aydin
5717

The Bricks of Mind and Culture: Memes

Humanity exists, sustains itself, and builds civilizations upon a heritage, and genes and memes, which are altered and conserved for generations, constitute the fundamental building blocks of it. We'v... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6452

Qabd and Bast (Contraction and Openness)

Qabd (contraction) and bast (openness), emotions felt by almost everyone during their lives, relate especially to those who live their lives consciously. Literally meaning being caught, being in strai... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Kelli Angelone
8326

The Science of Courage, Compassion, and Connection

I'm not happy with how I look ... I'm terrible with money ... My parents are so disappointed in me ... I have a mental illness ... I have an embarrassing health issue ... If anyone knew this about me,... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Lawrence Brazier
6078

A Greek Column

We are bound to confront Greece and the recent Greek experience with their affairs of state - meaning the one they are in. First and foremost, I have a theory. Please bear with me, for it may not be a... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Kadir Can
5626

Major Task for a Tiny Fiber

My name is fibrillin, also known as FBN. I am a protein whose synthesis starts while you are still in your mother's womb. I was discovered in 1986. I provide services to you in my mature form, once I ... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Linda Oatman High
6341

Dream, Believe, Fly

Dream. Believe. Fly. This is my motto in life, now that I am fifty-five. Dream, Believe, Fly. These three words have a ring, a truth, a purity. As an author of books for teen readers, I gave these th... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Kemal Serce
6030

The Language of Leaves

The universe is a system with many secrets that are not yet understood. This perfect system is established of interwoven smaller systems, each one set in relation to the others. Looking at the relatio... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Hilal Guler
10009

Interfaith Dialogue: Necessity and Principles

History has unfortunately witnessed many violent acts conducted in the name of faith. However, many have begun to recognize another role of religion - as a powerful source for peace and reconciliation... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Omer Arifagaoglu
6503

The Amazing Coordination in the Brain

The human brain coordinates between its halves. Because of this incredible communication and coordination, the brain is able to seamlessly operate our body's most complex motor skills and functions. ... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Jacob Winkler
5616

God Writes Me Poems

God writes me poemswith every sunset.The trees, stretching uplike the hands of the whirling Earth-Dervish.Oh! When will I learn to lovethe way Hafiz and Rumi love? When will I learn to embrace every ... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
Adem Arikanli
6615

Banana: A Miraculous Fruit

  Among tropical fruits, bananas are probably the most popular, and with good reason. They are delicious and nutritious, and can be consumed by everyone, from babies to seniors. The banana plant bel... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5621

Return of Grace

Question: The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was an epitome of generosity, full of grace for others. Could you further expound on the contributions of his generosity and benevolence to the overa... read more..

Issue 100 (July - August 2014)
The Fountain
5895

Science Square (Issue 100)

Supernova explosions generated in the lab Meinecke et al. Turbulent amplification of magnetic fields in laboratory laser-produced shock waves, June 2014, Nature Physics. A supernova is the explosio... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
The Fountain
5881

Editorial: Truth Slaughtered

Never in the history of mankind has a religion been this abused and broken off from what it truly is. Yes, the list of past atrocities supposedly conducted in the name of Islam is not a short one. But... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7459

Our Inner Crises

Masses who have developed with different thoughts and objectives that are in conflict, and who have been deprived of positive cultivation, they form a society wherein passion, animosity, and hatred read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Hamza Aydin
5730

Enriched by Exceptions: D-Amino acids

When we browse through molecules - the building blocks of the universe - and their utilization in organisms, we observe a preference or a trend towards a direction (right or left). Functional groups o... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumeyye Kocaman
5821

Three Tiers of Knowledge

"I am here," she said. Her friends were looking all over for her. "I forgot myself under this tree for a while," she responded to the curious eyes of her friends. 'I am physically here, but I was insi read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Safiye Arslan
5903

More than a Glow: The Firefly

"One night, a very lonely firefly goes off in search of friends. Each time he sees a flicker of light he flies off toward it, but none of them turn out to be fireflies. He sees a lantern, an owl's eye read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Alptekin Kavi
15590

Cultural Considerations in Education

It is essential for people who work internationally or in multicultural settings to familiarize themselves with implications of cultural differences. Hofstede's model can be used as an excellent gui read more..

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