Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics
So far the followers of History of Science and Mathematics are dominated by physicists and mathematicians, and the questions largely reflect their interests. It seems that would be valuable to include more input from chemists, astronomers, earth scientists, and biologists. So, for some question suggestions to seed thinking in those areas:
When was it recognized by scientists that the surface temperature of Venus must be extremely high compared to the earth? Was this a surprise discovery of the first space missions, or had it been suspected?
Who first worked with Silicone polymers?
What is thought to be the earliest clear explanation of the hydrologic cycle?
Who were some prominent early entomologists, and what were their contributions?