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Alexander Graham Bell/ Islamic Golden Age

Alexander Graham Bell

Today in the world we have cell phones and telephones all over the world. We use a telephone for communication, paying bills, and for emergencies. Back in the day of 1860s' people didn't have as much technology as we are today, especially telephone ,but that all changed in 1876. One off the greatest investors of all time named Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone in the world.

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3 in Edinburg, United Kingdom. His mother was almost deaf, and his father taught elocution to the deaf, influencing Alexander’s later career choice as teacher of the deaf. At age 11 he entered the Royal High School at Edinburgh, but he did not enjoy the compulsory curriculum, and he left school at age 15 without graduating. He was educated at Edinburgh University and University College, London, England. With his parents, he moved to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in 1870. Bell came to the U.S. to be a teacher. In 1871 Bell started teaching deaf pupils in Boston. The following year he opened a private school.In 1874–75 he began work on his great invention, inspired by experiments with devices to help the deaf. Bell discovered that the intensity of a continuous electric current could be changed. On March 10, 1876, in Boston, the first sentence was successfully transmitted by telephone. The words were spoken to his assistant, Thomas Watson: “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell established the first telephone company in 1877 the demonstrations of Bell’s remarkable telephone made a great sensation among the general public. Bell helped found the magazine Science in 1880. In 1880 Bell received the French government’s Volta Prize of 50,000 francs for his invention of the telephone.During the 1890s Bell shifted his attention to heavier-than-air flight. Starting in 1891, inspired by the research of American scientist Samuel Pierpont Langley, he experimented with wing shapes and propeller blade designs. He continued his experiments even after Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful powered, controlled flight in 1903.

Bell died August 2, 1922, Beinn Bhreagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.mDuring the funeral service every telephone of the Bell system was kept silent. In 1950 Bell was elected to the Hall of Fame at New York University.Throughout his life, Bell sought to foster the advance of scientific knowledge. He supported the journal Science, which later became the official publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was one of the founders of the National Geographic Society in 1888 and succeeded his father-in-law, Gardiner Hubbard. Throughout this world we always keep Bell in history. How much contributions he did for us.

Islamic Golden Age

Today in science history, literature, and medicine. It's been apart of our history throughout how the world. All this knowledge came from the Islamic golden age started 8th century until the mid 13th century. This made great contributions to Europe and the world.

The biomedical sciences of the Arabic-Islamic world underwent remarkable development during the 8th to 13th centuries C.E., a flowering of knowledge and intellect that later spread throughout Europe and greatly influenced both medical practice and education. The scientific glory of the Arabic nation originated on the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century C.E., where the preaching of the prophet Mohammed united the Arab tribes and inaugurated the Muslim religion.Arguably, many of the achievements of the Islamic-Arabic Golden Age were based on previous initiatives taken by the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans . Hence, translators were invited to Baghdad, where scientists and researchers studied the past and created the future. The result of their work was impressive progress in all sectors of science. The rulers of Islamic Spain, in an attempt to surpass Baghdad, recruited scholars who made contributions of paramount importance to science, medicine, technology,The Golden Age” was based on several factors . Muslims following the guidelines of the Prophet studied and searched for knowledge . The Quran is clear: “The scholar’s ink is more sacred than the blood of martyrs”, while the Prophet promoted medical research preaching that “For every disease, Allah has given a cure.” Communication became easier because the Muslim Empire united extensive geographic areas.In that era, a thorough system of medical education was created in the Arab-Muslim world. Arabic medical studies consisted of initial training in such basic sciences as alchemy, pharmacognosy, anatomy, and physiology, which was followed by clinical training in hospitals, where students performed physical examinations, attended ward rounds, and clinical lectures.

So as we keep advancing through history we can have so much knowledge. As we know the golden age was a time to remember for science, literature, education, also religion. As we know we wouldn't be the same with the Golden Age.