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1.04H The Golden Age of Islam
Transcript of 1.04H The Golden Age of Islam
Contributions In 1990 Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Which isn't exactly the internet but it is the reason we have websites. He is a British computer scientist and he was a major part in producing the 2012 London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. British scientists have also contributed to health like the discovery of stem cells and DNA. James Watson and Francis Clark discovered the double helix structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA in 1953. Also during his early research at Cambridge University Martin Evans discovered embryonic stem cells. These cells are so early in development tat they have the potential to grow into other cells that make up the human body. They have the potential to cure cancer and many other diseases. Economics Politics The United Kingdom is a unitary state under a constitutional monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of the UK. Te UK has an uncodified constitution. Because there is no technical difference between ordinary status and a constitutional law, the UK parliament can perform a constitutional reform by passing Acts of Parliament and abolish almost any written or unwritten element of the constitution. No Parliament can pass laws that no future parliament can change.
I think the UK is in a golden age because, like the Islamic golden age, they're spreading their culture and developing it so that they can adapt to the diverse population and tourists. And because I think the country is growing with the world as well as influencing the rest of the world to grow with them. 1.04H The Golden Age of Islam The main reason I think the United Kingdom is going through a golden age right now is its recent success in the arts. The most famous author in the world, J.K. Rowling, is Scottish and some of the biggest names in fashion, music, and television are british. The highest paid actor on TV, until recently, was Hugh Laurie, and some of the most famous fashion designers in the world are Dame Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. But most of the country's recent success has been in music. Adele, One Direction, Jessie J, and Coldplay are just a few of the UK's biggest names in music. All of these people ,no matter what art form, have all been spreading the British culture around the world. Which in my opinion is what has started not only a British Invasion in America but worldwide. The United Kingdom has the 7th largest economy in the world and the second largest in the European Union. It's diverse, developed, and market-based economy allows the residents to have a higher standard of living. Even though Britain has a large economy it entered recession in 2008, but it soon exited in the final quarter of 2009. Tourism is a huge part of the British economy, London gets the most international tourists in the entire world. London is one of the financial centers of the world, alongside New York and Tokyo. London is a global leader in emissions trading and is a center for Islamic banking. London is also home to the Alternative Banking Market. http://www.impalapublications.com/blog/index.php?/archives/4793-limportant-recent-British-scientific-discoveries,-by-James-OFee.html