How Did Michael Hart Impact On World History

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Michael H. Hart is the author of the book The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. Michael Hart is an American astrophysicist and author, most notably of the 100 . He selects Muhammad as his choice for the most important person in history. He chooses Muhammad based upon several factors such as the founder Islam, expansion of Islamic religion, a successful secular as well as a religious leader. Although Michael Hart makes a strong case about Muhammad, evidence suggests the legacy of Jesus Christ has had a far greater impact on the course of world history.
Though Jesus Christ was not a political leader, he did not need to be one in order have an impact on history. Muhammad was widely regarded as the both the prophet of Islam …show more content…

Christianity is virtually everywhere you look. It is part of the United States Government founding documents and our legal system. It can be found on our currency “In God We Trust” and our calendars. We mark the passage time in the world as either BC or AD. AD is Latin for (anno Domini) which means in the year of our Lord. The Bible is the most printed book of all time with 5 billion copies printed and the Qur’an is third with 2 billion copies per the Guinness Book of World Records. Christianity is the largest religion in the world with 2.2 billion followers and its ideology is intertwined in every aspect of the western world. Islam is the second largest religion with 1.6 billion followers …show more content…

In the conclusion of Michael Hart’s book, he states that “Muhammad (unlike Jesus) was a secular as well as a religious leader. In fact, as the driving force behind the Arab conquest, he may well rank as the most influential political leader of all time” . When searched, Muhammad’s name does not show up in the top twenty most important political leaders and is ranked number seven in religious founders of history. Hart also says that if Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan military leader, had never lived, that the South American colonies would still have won their independence from Spain. Due to the evidence and his bias toward Muhammad, Hart seems to twist the facts to try to make his

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