The pioneering ‘great men’ of Victorian science were once attacked for being unmanly

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In the late 19th century, scientists were made into heroes. Science fiction novels such as H G Wells’s The Time Machine and science textbooks such as Oliver Lodge’s Pioneers of Science helped create the popular image of the Victorian scientist as a powerful, authoritative figure, subjecting the forces of nature to his will: https://theconversation.com/the-pioneering-great-men-of-victorian-science-were-once-attacked-for-being-unmanly-73981