Talk:Michael Faraday

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Semi-protected edit request on 11 October 2018[edit]

I don't understand what it means in his later life: "He had some years before turned down an offer of burial..." Can someone who understands clarify it in an edit? PennyJim1 (talk) 17:24, 13 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had to google "interred." I feel it should link to the Wikipedia article on burial: PennyJim1 (talk) 17:24, 13 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 18 June 2019[edit]

I'd like to edit please. (talk) 04:28, 18 June 2019 (UTC) PPPLLLLEEEEAAASSSSSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:29, 18 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and someone will add them for you, or if you have an account, you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 13:57, 18 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Protect change[edit]

I am unable to edit due to the semi-protect on the page. I mean to harm to the page. I would like someone to add under James Clerk Maxwell in paragraph 4 as a clickable link for convenience, such as the other names. ParticlePhysicists (talk) 16:07, 19 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ParticlePhysicists: James Clerk Maxwell is already linked in the lead of the article, and also in the "Electricity and magnetism" section. We don't link every use of a name in an article. DuncanHill (talk) 18:03, 19 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Mike Faraday" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Mike Faraday. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. — J947 (user | cont | ess), at 19:33, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2020[edit] (talk) 20:14, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Michael Faraday. To make a request for a new article, see WP:N first, then go to Wikipedia:Requested articles.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 20:27, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 20 January 2021[edit] (talk) 05:09, 20 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Zupotachyon (talk) 05:18, 20 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why is this article locked? Why can't I edit it without requesting an edit request?— Preceding unsigned comment added by K00la1dx (talkcontribs)

Register yourself as an editor and you will be able to. Xxanthippe (talk) 22:20, 30 September 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]
@Xxanthippe: The user is registered, obviously. @K00la1dx: I reduced the level of protection so that you can edit the page, but your revisions will be subject to review. Vanjagenije (talk)
Good outcome. It is always best to sign. Xxanthippe (talk) 00:17, 1 October 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Law of Induction[edit]

@K00la1dx: What is the meaning of this edit? I don't understand it. Vanjagenije (talk) 21:11, 17 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why did you delete my post, just on the basis that you do not understand it? Did you read the source I provided? There are primary sources and secondary sources. Do you know the difference? Have you read Faraday's Experimental Research? If not, you really have no business editing this article!K00la1dx (talk) 00:56, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@K00la1dx: I reverted your edit because it is total nonsense. I also gave you a chance to explain it, but you did not even try to explain it. Vanjagenije (talk) 13:28, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I support deletion of the post. The meaning is too elliptical for Wikipedia. Xxanthippe (talk) 01:27, 19 October 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]

That is why my edit is right on point. Just as planetary orbits are ellipses not circles. This whole article is off. Your sources are what people wrote about Faraday some years later. K00la1dx (talk) 12:38, 21 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article has some plagiarism in it, but I don't have time to spend on Wikipedia I'm busy with research and I'm using Wikipedia's sources. Can someone help improve this article who has the perms? Thx. (talk) 15:41, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you going to tell us what the alleged plagiarism is, or do we have to guess? DuncanHill (talk) 16:51, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well the part I found was this "Faraday published the results of his discovery in the Quarterly Journal of Science, and sent copies of his paper along with pocket-sized models of his device to colleagues around the world so they could also witness the phenomenon of electromagnetic rotations.[45]" Sorry I didn't include it at first but I was really swamped and also there may be more and I really can't devote much time to hunting for it. I found this one quite accidentally. SwampedEssayist (talk) 14:55, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SwampedEssayist: Where do you think it was plagiarised from, and what indicates that it was plagiarised? The only places other than Wikipedia where I can find that text are as follows: (1) Cliff Notes, which acknowledges Wikipedia as the source of its material. (2) Great Scientist in the World-2, by Manoj Dole. This is a self-published book, with no publication date, so that it is impossible to tell for certain whether it came before or after that text was added to the Wikipedia article. However, the editor who posted that text into the Wikipedia article gave a citation to a source which provides the same information, but phrased very differently. While of course it would be possible to copy material verbatim from one source and find another source to cite as a reference for it, that would be a rather strange thing to do, and most unusual. On the other hand, it is very common for self-published books to plagiarise Wikipedia. (Google indicates that the text you quote was also at one time posted in a page at, but the site is currently unreachable.) JBW (talk) 15:46, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Royal Institution source "Faraday sent copies of his scientific paper along with pocket-sized models of his device to scientific colleagues all over the world so they too could witness the phenomenon of electromagnetic rotations themselves" vs our text "Faraday published the results of his discovery in the Quarterly Journal of Science, and sent copies of his paper along with pocket-sized models of his device to colleagues around the world so they could also witness the phenomenon of electromagnetic rotations". DuncanHill (talk) 15:54, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"Pocket-sized" and "witness the phenomenon" both seem to be phrases that are just stolen. However, I don't know what to change it to. thx Duncan for the backup! I found it right there through ref45. SwampedEssayist (talk) 16:25, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]