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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 101 (September - October 2014)
H. Arif Ustaoglu
7720

Recycling in Soil

All organisms in nature start to decompose once they fall dead to the ground. As a result of decomposition and change, some portion of the materials in the dead tissue escapes in a gaseous state, some... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Fatih Harpci
10237

Parents: The First Teachers in the School of Humanity

It is very interesting to note the importance that God places on children respecting and honoring parents. The fifth through the tenth commandments in the Ten Commandments deal with man's relationship... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Seth Mette
7352

Separation

"I am an aerodynamicist. I ask myself, by subscribing to aerodynamicism and providing mechanical explanations devoid of conscience, am I committing a murder against air? What if the air's motion is read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumayya B. Sharaf
7641

If Only I Know You, My Heart...

"Hello my heart, I am your neighbor in this body," said my soul. "How are you? Why do you hurt today?" After that question, I found myself at the doctors. "If your heart is OK, then your body is OK, read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7010

Faqr and Ghina (Poverty and Richness)

For Sufis, poverty means that an initiate claims possession of nothing and is freed from all kinds of attachment toward worldly things, and that one feels total neediness and destitution before God in... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Sumeyye Kocaman
7441

What Is In a Name?

God's names were subject to various discussions and books. Arthur C. Clarke has written a science fiction story in 1953 titled, "The Nine Billion Names of God."1 It tells a story of monks who try to d... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Alparslan Zora
7774

Piracy

Piracy, or the illegal downloading of digital media, came to the forefront of web politics in January 2012 as the United States Congress debated two bills, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the Protec... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Furkan Demir
8123

Power of Imagination and Science

Love for knowledge and perseverance are necessary for scientific success, but not always enough. A scientist should also be full of imagination, excitement, and patience. A rich imagination is like th... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Harry Sprintz Mehmet Aslan
9660

Cultural and Religious Co-existence: An Australian Perspective

The concept of multiculturalism in Australia has been widely written and spoken about over the past fifty years. In light of this, Australia has become recognized as one of the leading countries in th... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Halil I. Demir
8093

Smartphones and the Future of Communication

Although it has been two decades since the first introduction of smartphones, the true meaning of the smartphone changed with the introduction of the iPhone. Smartphones became an important part of ou... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Abdullah Aymaz
7313

Meyerovitch: A Lover of God

The author of Towards the Heart of Islam: A Woman's Approach and Prayer in Islam, Prof. Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch is a fortunate person who fell in love with God through Rumi. Ms. Eva was the daughter... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Dave Cazeau
7297

Serene Autumn

Beautiful irony in the blanket of serene That I find in the coming of fall:The most pleasant of breaths given from The Creator,The refined aging of my home's trees.The perfectly made bed of leaves on ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
D. Omer Guney
8453

How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind

Antony Flew, who once claimed to be one of the world's leading atheists, chose to believe in God before he passed away in 2010. In our article, we briefly summarize and comment on his book [1] titled,... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
Hasnaa Kramutally
8321

Teaching Metaphors

According to Robert B. Van Engen (2008), a metaphor is a multifaceted literary device that assists in illustrating complexity and in expressing clarity. It helps to compare the value of variables and ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7715

Faith, Wisdom, and Power

Question: What roles do faith, wisdom, and power play in the survival of a society? Faith, especially in the form of religion, refers to a heavenly-inspired system that leads people to goodness, but ... read more..

Issue 101 (September - October 2014)
The Fountain
7567

Science Square (Issue 101)

Planet with the longest orbit discovered Astronomers have discovered a planet with the longest known orbital period. Exoplanet Kepler-421b has been identified through the Kepler observatory, a space-... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
The Fountain
6841

Rights, Justice, and Games

One picture that has been viral these days depicts a diver next to a giant shark. It reads "This is the most dangerous animal in the world. It is responsible for millions of deaths every year. By its ... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
8624

Right vs. Might

In a world where right is equated with might, we must learn that what is truly right is pursuing basic human rights and dignity for all. The highest ideal of human life is an individual elevating read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
A. Ali Eren
6953

Brittlestars: Fabricating Microlenses with Perfect Geometry

The unity underlying nature manifests itself in many different forms. Sometimes various "things" work towards accomplishing only one task while sometimes only one "thing" is utilized in many different... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Abdullah Aymaz
16009

Revisiting Psychokinesis: Time, Ether, and Kozyrev

For many of us ordinary people, time is nothing more than how long we spend at work, at the gym, or the hour at which we come home to meet our families. But time is also a phenomenon; many scientists ... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Ihsan Kose
8018

The Minimum Work Principle in the Universe

Gravity is usually accepted as the reason behind the fall of every object we drop. Physicists, however, associate this fall with the trend of an object to reach the lowest potential energy level. Yes,... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Ahmet Tugra
7941

Gamification: A Tool for Motivating Children

Jack had been the ruler of the village for more than six months. He had many ups and downs during this time. He was not complaining, as he knew that he chose to take this responsibility and didn't hav... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Seth Mette
7586

Bipolar Equation

Hello. My name is Bernoulli. Bernoulli Equation, to be more precise. One of the best established and most beautiful equations in the history of science. I am the spirit of the elegant curves on the ai... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Asli Tahan
9338

How Much - if any - Alcohol is Safe?

Findings show that even though some findings have suggested health benefits for light alcohol consumption, risk of cancer increases with "any" sort of alcohol consumption. Every thirty minutes, a per... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Namik Top
9421

Animated Vignettes in Character Education

It is obvious for many people that to ensure a safe school environment for students, it is needed to realize the early detection of problematic behavior through school violence prevention or reduction... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Hasan Horkuc
7644

Absolute Justice and Bediuzzaman's Cup

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (d. 1960) defines justice either in terms of absolute, as opposed to relative, or positive, as opposed to negative. In this paper we explore the absolute nature of Nursi’s appro... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7517

Riyada (Austerity)

Riyada (austerity), which we can describe as disciplining life, appetite and thirst, and sleeping and waking only in order to develop the feelings of praise for and thankfulness to God and balancing t... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Hasan Ali Gunes
7534

Imitation Teeth: Implants

Our teeth were designed in a harmonious and organized fashion, just like each and every particle of our body. It becomes unbearable when one tooth is missing, as this harmony is spoiled. Dentists are ... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Alpaslan Sahin
10134

21st Century Skills for Students

Economic projections for the next fifty years indicate that, both within the US and world economies, there will be an explicit shift in the Qualifications needed from the adult workforce; these report... read more..

Issue 102 (November - December 2014)
Nihal Balci
7395

Love Is...

I had been asked to talk about love at a gathering right after Valentine's Day. I thought about this talk for a month. I could not find anything to say. It is so hard to talk about love - it can't be ... read more..

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