5D Thinking on the Nitrogen Cycle
Life could not exist without nitrogen. It is an essential element for the building block of living cells. The good news is that nitrogen is everywhere. It is in plants we eat, in the water we drink, and in the air breathe. It is the most abundant element on our planet. Plants cannot grow with too little nitrogen and they can die with too much of it. Nitrogen has strange properties. It can support life or destroy it if it is used for bombs such as the massive one that exploded in Beirut. In this topic, we will explore the nitrogen cycle to understand its importance for life.
5D Thinking on the Earth's Energy Flows
Presence and lack. Form and formlessness. Abundance and poverty. Knowledge and doubt. The world’s design is built around the existence of dualities. The Earth’s multiple systems are no exception to this rule- they are designed to be dependent on the presence or absence of energy. In this topic, we will explore the flow of energy within the Earth's multiple systems.
5D Thinking on Rocks and the Rock Cycle
What is the surface of the Earth made of? Think about the ground beneath your feet, your car and your house. The surface of our planet is known as the Earth’s crust. The crust is composed of nothing but rocks, soil, and minerals. In the newly released 5D thinking topic, we explore the Earth's beautiful rocks through the 5D thinking approach.
5D Thinking on Minerals
Have you ever reflected on the importance of minerals? Without minerals, you would not have access to running water from a faucet, electricity, light, a cereal bowl, a spoon, a drinking glass, or even clothing. In the newly released 5D thinking topic, we explore marvelous minerals through the 5D thinking approach.
5D Thinking on the Carbon Cycle
We follow a Carbon atom in its incredible journey from the atmosphere to the body of a little rabbit. In the process, we learn how the Carbon cycle has been designed to regulate Earth’s temperature, provide sustenance for living beings, build oceanic infrastructure and remove waste.
5D Thinking on the Water Cycle
Did you know that the water found on Earth today is all the water that ever existed on the planet? The reason for this is that water is continuously being recycled from one form to another in a continuous process. This is known as the Water Cycle. In this chapter, we attempt to decode the meanings and messages embedded within this flawless recycling system. This document shows how one can engage in the five-dimensional thinking on the water cycle to derive meaning and moral lessons from the related existing scientific knowledge.
5D Thinking on the Weather and Climate
Have you ever thought about how the Earth manages to keep the average temperature at 14°C? Did you know that perhaps our planet is the only one in the universe with a habitable climate? Through our usual five-dimensional scientific thinking method, we invite you delve into a deep understanding and appreciation of the weather and climate system. We attempt to decode the meanings and messages in this integrated system for an enlightened and flourished life.
5D Thinking on the Earth's Atmosphere
Have you ever thought about why the oceans do not evaporate into space? Or why we never seem to run out of air to breathe in? In this chapter, we will learn about the fascinating aspects of the atmosphere using our usual method: five-dimensional thinking. But more importantly, we will try to interpret the meaning of the wonderful design of the atmosphere: what it means for us, for our lives and for our destiny.
5D Thinking on the Earth's Structure
Our planet Earth is the only planet in our Solar System to have oceans of water on its surface and oxygen in the air. Its layered structure is uniquely designed to support life in all of its various forms. In this chapter, we explore the layered design of the Earth using 5D thinking approach:
5D Thinking on Multisensory System of Brain and Five Senses
Some scientists believe that the five senses are in fact just one sense. By this, they mean that all the senses are parts of a single system. Your brain combines the stimuli from your five senses into one conscious thought, such as: ‘It feels peaceful here’. Like gathering the pieces of a puzzle, it combines the input from your five senses in a process called multisensory integration. In this final chapter, we will explore the concept of multisensory integration.
5D Thinking on COVID-19
Life has almost come to a standstill. The world we live in has been on lockdown for months! Why? Due to a minuscule, lifeless virus that has the capability of disrupting and destroying millions of lives. As of June 2021, more than 172 million people have been infected. Over 3.5 million people have lost their lives. The virus has disrupted economic and social lives everywhere. It has brought human civilization to its knees! We hear almost every day about the destructive sides of the pandemic. But is there any goodness in such an apparent calamity? If we look from a positive perspective, we may give a short answer: “yes”. For a long answer, let us explore it through the 5D thinking perspective.
5D Thinking on the Human Skin and Sense of Touch
Human skin is not simply a waterproof covering of the internal organs. It also contributes to our physical appearance and biological health. In fact, the skin is the body’s largest organ and is incredibly complex. It can easily compete with other organs with its magnificence. Our skin fulfils many different functions. It is home to our body’s first line of defense; it protects the body from cold and heat, as well as germs and toxic substances. The skin is very important to our health and wellness. It is a chemical factory, a construction site, a liquid reserve and a combat zone. It is like wearing a beautiful dress, an amazing armor, and an extremely delicate sensor at the same time. Let us take a journey into our skin to uncover the deeper meanings hidden within. You can download the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (23 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Tongue
Our five senses are designed to provide us with many experiences in this world. However, we need to learn how to interpret these experiences correctly. Otherwise, our perception of truth and reality may be corrupted. Now, let us take a journey deep into the tongue to learn about the experience of taste and see if we can interpret this experience correctly. We will study the structure of our tongue and understand its many roles that include tasting, swallowing and speaking. You can download the brief version (8 pages) or the full version (26 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Nose
Stop and smell the roses,” is a familiar invitation. It is a call to slow down and enjoy life in the present moment. Scientific research shows that this is indeed sound advice for finding satisfaction. Staying present is good for the body, mind, memory and soul. Of course, pleasant odors are not limited to roses. Just think about the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies. Although it takes only seconds for you to identify a certain smell, in reality, the olfactory system is a very complex biological process. Now, let us take a journey deep into the nose to uncover the deeper meanings and moral lessons hidden within them. You can download the brief version (8 pages) or the full version (26 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Ears
The world is full of amazing sounds to experience. Your ears are portals through which you can communicate with other people, learn language and knowledge and keep your body safe from danger. The structure of your ears is fascinating. While scientists have a general idea of how our ears work, they are still trying to understand the mysteries hidden in the miraculous process of hearing. Now, let us take a journey deep into the ears to uncover the deeper meanings and moral lessons hidden within them. You can download the brief version (6 pages) or the full version (23 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Eyes
Close your eyes and think about what life would be like without vision. You are in absolute darkness now. How do you feel? We depend on our eyes to see, to read and to navigate our way around. Have you ever wondered how your eyes work? Let's have a multi-dimensional journey into the amazing human eyes. You can download the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (19 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Learning Brain
when you were born in this world you didn’t know much, did you? As a baby, you soaked up the world around you as soon as you took your first breath. You learned to associate your mother’s scent with comfort, milk and rest. How did you learn that? Is it possible to survive in this world without learning?Let's explore the learning brain through 5D thinking approach. You can download the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (26 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Memory
Let's have a deep journey into the miraculous memory by downloading the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (24 pages) of our first 5D topic from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Nervous System
To better understand the value of nervous system, we will explore it through a five-dimensional reflection in the second topic of our 5d thinking series. You can download the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (26 pages) from the links on the right side of the page.
5D Thinking on the Human Brain
Let's have a deep journey into the human brain by downloading the brief version (5 pages) or the full version (24 pages) of our first 5D topic from the links on the right side of the page.
Teacher Lesson Plan on the Human Brain using 5D thinking approach
This is a lesson plan for teachers on how to teach human brain using the 5D thinking approach. The plan includes relevant YouTube video and step by step instruction on how to teach the topic.
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Integration of Scientific Knowledge and Revelation in Said Nursi by Dr.Necati Aydin In his youth, Nursi was amazed by scientific knowledge and thought it served as a stairway to the truth and understanding of God. Therefore, he passionately dedicated his time to studying science, even memorizing some textbooks. However, he later rec
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The Predictability of Magnets and Life by Nadine Kamal Why does a magnet attract iron? The standard scientific explanation is that “Magnets attract iron due to the influence of their magnetic field upon the iron. … When exposed to the magnetic field, the atoms begin to align their electrons with t
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The Problem of Post-Modern Analysis and 5D Thinking Post-modernism is characterized by multiple features. One of the fundamental features of post-modernism is that it has erected a discourse wherein meaning; the underlying medium to reach value and purpose, has been vigorously reduced to imaginary fun
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Which One is More Valuable: a Banana or a BMW? by Dr.Necati Aydin Which One is More Valuable: a Banana or a BMW? The answer seems obvious if we look at it from a market value perspective. You can buy a banana for a dollar or less, but a BMW will cost you thousands of dollars. In this article, I would like to offer
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Creatures in The Underwater World: The Mariana Snailfish The underwater world is just as mesmerizing and insanely beautiful as the world above it. We all love spending our vacations on beaches or on cruises discovering scenic routes. Sea diving is now gaining popularity amongst adventurous people due to th
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Salutations to the Moon On some days, I disappear, on other days I am in my brightest phase. On yet other days, I am smiling upside down, and sometimes I look thin, faint, and curved. I am your natural satellite! The moon! Yes, humans make artificial satellites, but I was m
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Resolving Conflict between Science and Religion by Perceiving Two Dimensions of Beings through Two Perspectives by Dr.Necati Aydin In this article, I will use four key concepts in Nursi’s life and writing: mana-i harfi (other indicative), mana-i ismi (self-referential), niyaah (intention), and nazaar (reflective perspective) to suggest a solution to the age-old conflict betwee
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Dehabitualization of Language (Bilal A. Malik is expert at Alternative Perspective and Global Concern (ap-gc.net). He can be mailed at email@example.com) Let me begin with a beautiful Prophetic expression, “speak beneficial or keep silent”. We all talk. And, we all talk differently. We act and interact through the medium of “talk” or call it language. We talk conversations, we talk discourses,
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"Three Days to See" (Reading Helen Keller’s essay through a 5D thinking perspective) By Dr Necati Aydin "Only the deaf appreciate hearing, only the blind realize the manifold blessings that lie in sight. Particularly does this observation apply to those who have lost sight and hearing in adult life. But those who have never suffered impairment of sight
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Reading Nursi’s Story with High School Students through a 5D Thinking Approach By Husamettin Ates and Dr.Necati Aydin A group of high-school students in Kastamonu* were not happy with their teachers because they were not mentioning God at all in their teaching. It was as if teachers were instructed to teach assuming there was no creator and even if there was, He had
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A Tale of the Kachumbar Salad by Saba Irshad Ansari Cold nights and warm afternoons, sprouting trees and the sweet scent of blooming flowers, animals returning from their hiatus and the euphony of chirping birds, all of this marks the setting in of the spring. It seems as if the earth has dressed itse
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Robots and Autonomous Cars: Metaphors of Life by Dr.Yunus Cengel Although a technological wonder, a state-of-the-art robot with artificial intelligence is a life-like but lifeless entity. It is an inanimate high-tech gadget. Some robots look and act like humans and mimic them so well that we may have a hard time d
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Autonomous Factories and the Cell by Dr.Yunus Cengel To develop a better perspective of living and non-living cells and a better understanding of life, consider a fully automated modern factory manned entirely with industrial robots and equipped with smart machines, with no human beings on the producti
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A Magic Cookbook in the Kitchen by Dr.Yunus Cengel As a thought experiment, imagine entering a kitchen with a detailed cookbook and a dinner table with a variety of dishes prepared in accordance with the recipes in the book. How plausible is it to think that the cookbook , which is made of paper and
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Alice in Wonderland: Blueprints of Actullay Building A House by Dr.Yunus Cengel Seeing a seed sprouting and a full-fledged plant rising in the air as inscribed on its DNA is no different than observing the rise of a house at a construction site as specified by the blueprints or architectural drawings, complete with plumbing,
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McDonald’s and Apple Tree (Life) Prof.Dr.Yunus Çengel When the kid in us craves for a McDonald’s hamburger, we can walk into any restaurant with the golden arc, and get the same hamburger and fries that we are used to getting at the McDonalds’s in our hometown. And we feel right at home no matter wh
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Pondering on the Importance of Oxygen during the Pandemic Pondering on the Importance of Oxygen during the Pandemic Out of the many things that we take for granted in our lives is free atmospheric oxygen- a colorless, tasteless, and odorless “chemical element that constitutes 21 percent of the Earth’s
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Using Phenomenology to Derive Lessons from a Driving Experience by Dr.Necati Aydin I would like to reflect on key phenomenological concepts and the Husserlian phenomenological approach using a metaphor of a driving experience. I will then extend my reflection using the Nursian mana-i harfi approach. I hope this will help formulate
Reading Wolfgang Smith on Science, Scientism, and Signs of God in the Cosmos Dr. Necati AydinWolfgang Smith is an unequivocally proven giant of science and philosophy. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Cornell University at 18 and went on to do a master’s in physics and a doctoral degree in mat
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The Socio-Intellectual Foundations of Malek Bennabi's Approach to Civilization by Badrane Benlahcene (A Book Review by Malik Bilal)Malek Bennabi (10905-1973), the Algerian thinker and Muslim intellectual, is, unfortunately, lesser-known outside the Arab world. Since Bennabi wrote either in Arabic or French, his incredible work regarding critical analysis and conceptualization of
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28 Jan 2022
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor (A Book Review by Dr. Necati Aydin)Secular comes from the Latin word “ saeculum ,” meaning a century or age. In his masterpiece, A Secular Age , Charles Taylor (2007)provides an in-depth analysis of secularization. He defines secular as aiming to live the life
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Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas by Dr Abdul Majid KhanThe contemporary world is marked by ever-increasing changes in human thought. Theories and meta-theories are formulated to cater to some dimensions of the physical world, which is considered to be the ultimate objective of human inquiry. Speculations
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Denial of Death by Ernest Becker A Book Review By Dr. Necati AydinI am always curious about what people feel when they realize their death is imminent. The 2009 Air France plane crash into the Atlantic Ocean comes to mind. It took two years to find the black box and retrieve the data about the incident. Here is w
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Book Review: Jim Al-Khalili's The House of Wisdom by Dr.Necati AydinThe book “The House of Wisdom” provides compelling arguments along with rich historical records on the role of Islam in the development of science. It is great reading for those who want to understand the historical interplay between Islam and sc
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04 Sep 2021
Book Review: Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee's "Rare Earth" by Nadine Kamal “Rare Earth” is a classic read, a book to begin with before exploring other publications on astrobiology. Astrobiology, the study of life in the universe, is a relatively new field and one that has experienced rapid acceleration in the last few d
Book Review: “Said Nursi and Science in Islam: Character Building through Nursi’s Mana-i-harfi” by Nadine Kamal In this brilliant exploration of an alternative to the dry, positivist understanding of science adopted by modern civilization today, Dr Necati Aydin takes us on a journey into the mind and vision of the influential scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi.
Book Review: "Islamic Scientific Tradition in History" By Aisha Al Owais In “Islamic Scientific Tradition in History”, Dr. Alparslan Acikgenc develops a historical framework of Islamic scientific tradition and uses this framework to closely examine the history of science and philosophy in Islam. Acikgenc brill
Book Review: Dr Colin Turner's The Quran Revealed: A Critical Analysis of Said Nursi’s Epistles of Light by Dr Abdulmajid Khan Man in the contemporary world is confused and fraught with choices and dilemmas- he is not sure what to choose, why to choose and what the implications of his choices are. This does not mean that he cannot justify his actions, but the consequences of
Book Review: Yamina Bouguenaya's "Living With Genuine Tawhid" by Dr. Necati Aydin Dr. Yamina made a great contribution in developing the 5D thinking approach. In fact, we began our methodology with seven dimensions. It was Dr. Yamina who suggested that we combine some of them and reduce it to 5D. In our first 5D thinking workbook,
Book Review: Francis Collins' "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief" by Nadine KamalThe title of the book “The Language of God” was derived from the speech of former US President Bill Clinton to celebrate the successful mapping of the human genome. In this elegantly written book, Francis Collins, the leader of the Human Genome P
Book Review: Merlin Sheldrake's "Entangled Life" by Dr Necati Aydin Which one is true when you think about the relationship between plants, animals, and human beings: competition or cooperation? In other words, do organisms fight or help each other to survive? As you read Entangled Life, you can’t help but reflect
Book review: What is life by Dr.Paul NurseWhat is life? What is life? It seems like a very simple question. We see living beings all the time. We, as living beings, are fully immersed in life. In fact, we are made of trillions of tiny living beings called cells. However, we still do not
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“Does the world embody beautiful ideas?” Reflection on the book by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek: A Beautiful Question by Dr Necati Aydin“I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is
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