Experiments in support and against Spontaneous Generation

Spontaneous Generation

Experiments in support and against Spontaneous Generation Spontaneous generation is an obsolete theory which states that living organisms can originate from inanimate objects. The theory believed that dust created fleas, maggots arose from rotting meat, and bread or wheat left in a dark corner produced mice among others. Although the idea that living things originate from the non-living may seem …

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History of Microbiology

History of Microbiology

Physics began in ancient times, mathematics even earlier, but the knowledge of tiny living things, their biology, and their impact on human lives have only been around since the late 19th century. Until about the 1880s, people still believed that life could form out of thin air and that sickness was caused by sins or bad odors. Opinions about why …

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