Talk:Blaise Pascal

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Former featured article Blaise Pascal is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on August 19, 2005.
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Date Process Result
July 25, 2005 Peer review Reviewed
August 4, 2005 Featured article candidate Promoted
September 12, 2011 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article


There are too many images, and it's making this page crowded. I say we remove the stamp image, and develop a caption for the statue image. -- Removed this passage: "Following an accident in 1654 at the Neuilly bridge where the horses plunged over the parapet but the carriage miraculously survived, Pascal abandoned mathematics and physics for philosophy and theology." Source? Pascal's turn toward religion is commonly attributed to his mystical experience of Nov. 23, 1654. Mark K. Jensen 09:47, Jan 25, 2005 (UTC)

Found a source placing the accident in question 15 days before Pascal's mystical experience. [1] Mark K. Jensen 01:25, Jan 26, 2005 (UTC)

Article Direction[edit]

When searching for Pascal I was brought to an article about the Pascal physics unit. It seems obvious that the biography of a man should come before an article about a connotation in the mans honor, so I think it should direct here first.

big tony[edit]

big tony is a guy who has been alone all his life but sooner or later he is going to make history someday — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:47, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 12 April 2017[edit]

from "Even Pope Alexander, while publicly opposing them, nonetheless was persuaded by Pascal's arguments." to "Even Pope Alexander, while publicly opposing them for defending Jansenism, nonetheless was persuaded by Pascal's arguments against laxism and condemned laxism in the Church." (talk) 13:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


Early life and education ==

I would like to add the following to Pascal's section on childhood, as the second to last sentence in the second paragraph:

Pascal’s father would not allow him to study math during his childhood, but insisted he first study the liberal arts. His father finally allowed him to study mathematics when he found him discovering angle congruence by drawings on the floor of his playroom.