In this essay, I will be explaining the unexpected signs of life that Leeuwenhoek found in a single droplet of rainwater which he described as ‘little animals’. He had witnessed bacteria and protozoa, laying the foundations for the sciences of bacteriology and protozoology. Leeuwenhoek also found ‘little animals’ in other bodies of water, including lakes, and on the surface of pepper and teeth. Additionally, with regards to the essay, I will also begin to identify the new and useful information established in Leeuwen...
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...e wrote in October 9, 1676: "Observations concerning various little Animals, in great numbers discover'd by Mr. Leeuwenhoek in Rain- Well- Sea- and Snow-water; as also in water wherein Pepper had lain infused."
Leeuwenhoek was persistent on working and writing his observations until even moments before approaching the time of his death. After he died on August 30, 1723, a letter was written to the Royal society by the pastor of the New Church at Delft who stated that:
“... Antony van Leeuwenhoek considered that what is true in natural philosophy can be most fruitfully investigated by the experimental method, supported by the evidence of the senses; for which reason, by diligence and tireless labour he made with his own hand certain most excellent lenses, with the aid of which he discovered many secrets of Nature, now famous throughout the whole philosophical World.”
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