Talk:Michael Faraday

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Notes on Davy's Lectures[edit]

A link to Faraday's notes on Humphrey Davy's lectures would be most interesting and informative, indeed, a fine thing to include in this article. Is there a pdf. of Faraday's notes on the internet that could be linked to?

Possible change of images[edit]

There's a lovely portrait of Faraday at File:M Faraday Th Phillips oil 1842.jpg I'd be inclined to put it in the infobox and move the 1861 image to replace the "Faraday in old age" image lower down. Would that be acceptable? Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:56, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Creationist[edit]

One notable thing about Michael Faraday that is missing from the article is the fact that he was a Creationist. --41.151.87.186 (talk) 14:13, 10 April 2014 (UTC)


The fact is implied by the sentence stating that he was a devout Christian. Also I don't see what's notable about his being a creationist. It's not as if being a creationist automatically turns you into some kind of mental cripple. YellowLeftHand (talk) 16:16, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

YellowLeftHand, I beg to differ. I agree that it's not notable, but you said it's "implied by the sentence stating he was a devout Christian." I'm a devout Christian, but I'm most definitely NOT a creationist. These sort of assumptions are the reason people argue over this so much. Sleddog116 (talk) 19:25, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Typos maybe?[edit]

I quote from http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/archives/biographies/faraday.cfm "...In 1832 he proved that the electricity induced from a magnet, voltaic electricity produced by a battery, and static electricity were all the same..." So 1939 written earlier at "...In 1839, he completed a series of experiments aimed at investigating the fundamental nature of electricity ... of electricity were illusory..." is amended to 1932 in absence of alternative sources. Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 13:00, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Faraday and patents[edit]

On the other hand,

  • John Walker (inventor) article says: Already comfortably well off, he refused to patent his invention, despite being encouraged to by Michael Faraday and others, making it freely available for anyone to make.

Which is a bit conflicting with the first two statements. If anyone has reliable information, I think it's worth to add into the article if he did patent his inventions or not. —  Ark25  (talk) 23:31, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Is the nationality of Faraday 'British' or 'English'?[edit]

James Clerk Maxwell is shown a having Scottish nationality. Should Faraday be English? Martin Hogbin (talk) 13:50, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Point. The article says English. I'm changing the infobox. St.nerol (talk) 15:00, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Actually I do not think that this is correct. The nationality of both should be 'British'. There simply is no nationality, English or Scottish. Martin Hogbin (talk) 15:13, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Faraday and balloons[edit]

Faraday invented the balloon. I would think that would warrant some mention somewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bearsca (talkcontribs) 18:37, 14 August 2015 (UTC)