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    Spontaneous Generation

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    the time of the Ancient Romans, through the Middle Ages, and until the late nineteenth century, it was generally accepted that life arose spontaneously from non-living matter. Such "spontaneous generation" appeared to occur primarily in decaying matter. For example, a seventeenth century idea for the spontaneous generation of mice required placing sweaty underwear and husks of wheat in an open-mouthed jar. Then, waiting for about 21 days, during which time it was said that the sweat from the underwear

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    beginning of time it was believed that living things could come from nonliving things. This process was known as spontaneous generation. However, in the middle of the 17th century and then through the next 100 years, this idea was disproved by three important experiments. We now know that a nonliving object or group of objects can not turn into a living organism. Spontaneous generation is impossible in the atmosphere that we have today. In the early 1600’s, people believed that living organisms could

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    Spontaneous generation is the belief that some life forms are created from non-living things. It was an accepted theory to explain the creation of living things since the times of the ancient Romans to the early nineteenth century, when people began to become more skeptical of this idea. By the 20th century, spontaneous generation was known to be an incorrect theory. The reason it was known to be incorrect, primarily, was because of four scientists: Francesco Redi, John Needham, Lazzaro Spallanzani

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    to convince that theirs is the correct model. Pasteur's real world question was; how to create sterile air so that spontaneous generation may be tested. His model was to break a flask in high altitude and then reseal it under a flame while holding it with pincers. His nutrient was a yeast infusion. His hypothesis was, this would create sterile air to test spontaneous generation. His data showed that only one out of 20 became prurient. The data seemed to fit the hypothesis closely. Therefore

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    Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man

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    Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man Spontaneous Generation thought to be the Origin of Life until the 1850's. Through a Science Fair that was sponsored by the French Academy of Science, it was Louis Pasteur who was responsible for disapproving this myth. Introduction This paper is about an extraordinary gentleman who made many discoveries in his lifetime; however, this will not be about one of his discovery’s rather the experiment that debunks spontaneous generation. One may want to ask

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    Louis Pasteur was a French chemist who conducted his well-known experiment; “Pasteur’s Experiment” where two flasks were filled with beef broth and boiled for 30 minutes. One of the two flasks was sealed with an s-tube while the other was completely open. Mold grew in the open flask while the sealed flask simply became cloudy and dark. Bacteria can enter the open flask easily and spread rapidly but bacteria struggles to enter the sealed container due to the s-tube; bacteria cannot “fly” is falls

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    and rats were thought to have grown from cheese left in the corner, frogs were believed to grow from pond scum, and maggots were thought to come from rotting meat. By the nineteenth century, scientists had abandoned this theory (called spontaneous generation) as an explanation for the existence of visible animals, but not for diseases. Infections and illnesses were thought to have been caused by impurities in the air. Doctors did not understand the necessity of cleanliness when dealing with patients

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    century his body was moved to the Cathedral, where only a bust now remains in the right wall. His religion and philosophy was of the catholic faith, his religion helped him to devise the experiments that he made in order to disprove spontaneous generation and accredit the Bible. He gave many contributions to science and helped pave the way for modern science work. Francesco Redi spent a lifetime correcting a myth that otherwise, we might still believe today. His influences are still

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    primary substance that causes change, and supports the universe. Thales believed that water was this substance, and the essence of life. He also believed that it was made up of small Gods. Although his theories didn’t prove to be right, such as spontaneous generation, or the theory that earthquakes were caused by waves, Thales is considered to be the father of philosophy. Anaximander was another Ionian who happened to be a philoso...

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    striations in muscle tissue, mouthparts of insects, fine structures in plants, and red blood cells. Arguably the most important contributions Leeuwenhoek made to the field of science were those that directly contested the long-standing theory of spontaneous generation. Using his own techniques, the details of which are a mystery to this very day, he was able to discover the truth behind the lifecycles of numerous creatures believed to spontaneously generate from organic material, such as fleas and granary

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