Talk:Leonardo da Vinci

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Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2016[edit]

Fetus is spelled wrong, displayed as foetus Geekpersonman (talk) 00:55, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

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. KGirlTrucker81 huh? what I'm been doing 01:20, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Leonardo Da Vinci was not an engineer or inventor[edit]

It is important to add this change to section 4.4 on inventions to make this article accurate:

Leonardo Da Vinci was not an engineer or inventor. Engineers, inventors and scientists of his time did not consider him one of their peers, and neither do engineers, inventors or scientists today.

Lenoardo Da Vinci was a great artist who, among other things, drew detailed sketches of fictional machines which would not work in the real world or were less practical than machines which already existed to do the same task.

Because Da Vinci is an artist and not an engineer, his work tends to be viewed and spoken about by artists. Artists, who do not know anything about engineering see his sketches of machines and don't have enough knowledge of physics or engineering to understand that they are science fiction. And some artists tend to be imaginative and to think in terms of concepts rather than reality. So they call him an engineer.

In fact, calling Leonardo Da Vinci an engineer for looking at a bird and then drawing a wing suit for a man without the understanding that bird bones are significantly lighter than human bones and wood, which is part of what lets them fly with such small wings in comparison to heir body size would be no different than calling the author of Harry Potter an inventor for writing about an invisibility cloak or magic wand in a children's book if a real inventor or engineer later engineered those things in a practical way which would work in the real world.

He was at best an amateur improvisor and science fiction theorist, as well as a great artist.

Here is my citation: A web browser search for his inventions - none of which were practical and most of which were not even real world applicable: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Leonardo+da+vinci+inventions&atb=v8&iax=1&ia=images — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.95.10.194 (talk) 19:22, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 November 2016[edit]

176.183.84.27 (talk) 08:47, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 10:12, 16 November 2016 (UTC)