November 22, 2010 AT 12:00 am

The Royal Society’s lost women scientists


The Royal Society’s lost women scientists @ The Observer

A study of the Royal Society’s archives reveals that women played a far more important role in the development and dissemination of science than had previously been thought, says Richard Holmes…


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  1. No poop Sherlock! Time for a little history of the discussions of the time, the lab assistants, wives and enthusiasts who had to stand on the sidelines because the guys had to get the credit.

    It’s like the lone inventor mythology. First to publish and all that rot. The supposed discoverer usually had a lot of other people who brought things to a culmination. Even someone as terminally shy as Cavendish had outside influences to poke and prod him into a general direction and train of thought.

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