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Page width[edit]

Can anyone do something about the excess width of this page? I can't print it properly (unless I go to landscape mode) and this seems to be the only Wikipedia page like that. - 64.26.98.90 15:51, 25 February 2002

Fixed --maveric149 00:23, 1 March 2002
Thanks. There turn out to be a few others like that but that one had been the most egregious. - 64.26.98.90 07:42, 8 March 2002

"The Republic has no need of savants"[edit]

Jean-Pierre Poirier (Lavoisier, Pygmalion, 1993) thinks this quotation is apocryphal. Poirier also gives more detail about Mme Lavoisier's role as a scientific assistant and also how she may have contributed inadvertently to his execution by openly showing her contempt for the mistress of a high revolutionary official who could have pardoned him. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 132.239.153.16 (talk • contribs) 20 Dec 2005.

Madison Smartt Bell is professor of English and director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in Maryland. His most recent book is a nonfiction biography of pioneering chemist Antoine Lavoisier, Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (W. W. Norton, 2005).

"Geology"[edit]

I do know Lavoisier had some very important contributions to geology. Can anybody contribute to this article in regards to this - Dominic Hollands —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 217.140.43.124 (talkcontribs) 15 December 2006.

=L, AND H=HUBBLE PAREMATER

CORRECTION MADE!!!!!!!!!!

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Antoine as a uniquely capable "self-promoter"[edit]

This line in the introduction is, at best, sloppy. We have the claim that Antoine is widely considered the father of modern chemistry, but then a counterclaim that the label is, in fact, a result of his capacity for self-promotion. The first is clearly demonstrable to be objectively true (indeed, many give Antoine unique significance in the history of chemistry). The second, however, is not. The idea that the label is undeserved has some grounding, but it's a mere interpretation of history, and it shouldn't be said with the same authoritative voice. It's also unfitting to pass as objective fact that Antoine's self-promotion is the primary source of the label, and to pass as objective fact that the implication of the label is to diminish other chemists.

It is a discussion worth giving some focus in the article, but not in this manner. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.112.97.2 (talk) 04:18, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I have now made the language of this sentence more neutral by changing is to has been recently described as. Trying to follow the advice of WP:NPOV, especially the line Avoid stating opinions as facts. Dirac66 (talk) 18:46, 18 July 2016 (UTC)