Talk:George Boole

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Recognise / recognize[edit]

The context is these two diffs: original change reversion.

Note that the establishment of an ENGVAR for a given page (and this one is correctly British English, because of WP:TIES) does not affect direct quotes. As I understand it, the -ise spellings are relatively recent, and most likely Boole, who died in 1864, did not use them. If the original quote had -ize, then so should we.

However, the source does have recognise, so we should go with that for now, until someone finds a source that contradicts it. --Trovatore (talk) 16:26, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Language style[edit]

I find the language of this article to be excessively technical, particularly the "Works" section, which requires university level education to understand. A simpler explanation of Boolean logic in the style of the one given by Robert EA Harvey above would help. Tim flatus (talk) 01:51, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Death[edit]

The death subsection needs copy editing. Why does it state "the wet having brought on his illness"? 1) This is awfully unscientific; 2) even if the water did cause the disease (which is absurd), this would need appropriate referencing. The cause of death listed as pleural effusion caused by infection seems reasonable, and this is the narrative path the subsection needs, not this retrograde mumbojumbo. If there are sources available describing his infection and subsequent pleural effusion, we need to use them to resolve this issue. Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 03:11, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Protect Page: Google Doodle[edit]

I propose to protect this page from unregistered edits as Google Doodle can lead many vandalism. I propose to protect any page linked to "Google Doodle"

Teju2friends (talk) 04:57, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Some started to appear quite early, so the two day protection was probably quite justified. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:00, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2015[edit]

date of death 1848 shoud read 1864, first sentence under early life 95.97.200.187 (talk) 06:11, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: 1848 refers to his farther: "His father, John Boole (1779–1848)". Sam Sailor Talk! 09:30, 2 November 2015 (UTC)


This article made the Top 25 Report[edit]

This article made the Wikipedia:Top 25 Report at number one with 1,462,428 views for the week November 1 to 7, 2015. There was a Google Doodle about Boole on November 2, 2015. Congratulations to the editors of this article for the exposure of their work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  19:05, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Dubious removal[edit]

here, by an editor with a history of this. Johnbod (talk) 11:45, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Tend to agree with you. Although no mention of Boole at Isaac Todhunter. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:54, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Mary Lucy Margret/Mary Ellen[edit]

On this page his daughter is given as Mary Lucy Margret: but on GB's wife Mary's page and also Charles Howard Hinton's page she appears as Mary Ellen. Which is correct? Jackiespeel (talk) 23:04, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

It's not exactly easy to see " Mary Lucy Margret" on the pdf source, of The Washington Times front page, is it. But she is described in that column, only as "Mrs Mary Hinton"? Martinevans123 (talk) 23:19, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Here [1] gives Mary Ellen Hinton: given the other WP pages go for this version are further sources needed to change her name here? Jackiespeel (talk) 10:35, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
I would have thought a family tree at georgeboole.com trumps the existing source for Mary here. The circumstances of her death may themselves be notable, of course, as might its appearance on the front page of The Washington Times, but that's a separate issue. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:56, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Changed: and sometimes even a notable newspaper wants to fill a space on its front page. Jackiespeel (talk) 22:23, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Would it be wise to swap the source? Is an extra mention needed of Mary's death? Martinevans123 (talk) 22:33, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Does the article actually mention her middle names? Jackiespeel (talk) 22:49, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
It might be sensible if it did, given that the family tree seems entirely reliable and given that that she appears this way at Mary Everest Boole and at Charles Howard Hinton? Martinevans123 (talk) 22:55, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

(reset) I meant the newspaper article.

The Boole family seem to have been more interesting than many. Jackiespeel (talk) 10:19, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes, The Washington Times article calls her simply Mary. I'm suggesting swapping it with the family tree source, so that her full name appears consistently, and correctly, across all articles. I have now swapped the sources as suggested. Please adjust further or revert if required. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:19, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
Is it worth 'tracking back' to see when the middle names were added and where the information came from? Jackiespeel (talk) 13:42, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
I won't try and stop you! But I'm guessing that this was a case of simple confusion with the names of the other two daughters who were called Lucy and Margaret. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:16, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
Probably so - and stranger things have happened on Wikipedia (see the history of the Boris Skossyreff article). Jackiespeel (talk) 23:18, 7 March 2016 (UTC)