Re: Science ≈ Magic
Posted by: William B
Date: May 2, 2016 11:11AM
Quantum theory was cutting edge in the 1900s; the major scientific precursor to the development of quantum theory was (unified from the separate fields of study of electricity and magnetism) Electromagnetism.
Of course, I'm Google-fu citing this from the "History of science" article on wikipedia, and while it feels right, fact-check as you feel necessary for your writing research.