These two words are used in describing what is called Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells in scientific biological studies.  The link at http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/fancher/prokeuk.htm gives the following definitions about these words and the cells that these terms represent. “Part of our definition/description of what it means to be a living thing on Earth includes the assertion that...
According to the Islamic Tradition, in this lunar month of Zulhijja, the Muslim world performs the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. At the end of the Hajj, the devout ritually sacrifice an animal, usually a sheep or ram which...
It is fair to admit that one component of Jihad is, in fact, “divinely sanctioned” holly war, but only as a last resort. Muslims are enjoined to search for peaceful solutions to resolve their disputes and conflicts. Understanding, compromise and empathy should precede the confrontation as they are more...
The following is a citing from an article entitled “Mysteries of Ancient Greece” by Coen Vonk at here --> LINK He writes: Cyclopean Walls and Pyramids “Cyclopean walls are one of the most impressive remains from archaic civilizations. They are found in many places in Greece, but have been found all over...
I try to visit my home town Trabzonas often as possible. In my last visit (end of May, beginning of June) it was cross between spring to summer  time. The most beautiful time for countryside, sea side and mountains. At this time of the year, everything in nature becomes alive again,...
In these days, there is a musical play staged in Philadelphia called “Tulipomania”. It is commissioned by the Arden Theater Company. The show is about a 17th-century ill-fated tulip trader willing to give up everything for a single tulip bulb during the Dutch Tulip Craze. This Tulip Craze is...
In antiquity, today’s Turkish land was the scene for many momentous events in the history of Christianity. The social, cultural and religious impacts of those incidents have shaped our world and left indelible marks that enriched the land itself as...
Evil Eye is a strong belief in many cultures; in the Middle East, North Africa, India, and even in some Slavic countries people are conscious of this phenomenon. This belief attributes a supernatural potency to the glance of certain people; they presume an occult power with an intense magnetism...
In Islam, there is a custom called Kandil ( Feast in English). These are periodic religious observances commemorating an event, or honouring a Deity, a person or a thing. There are four such events in...
A friend asked the meaning of the word KAVAL in Turkish.  To this, my first response was that it meant "flute" in Turkish. But when she explained that it was the Indo-European word KAVAL meaning "horse" and what was my view about it, then, the story was changed completely...