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Law of biogenesis

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noun

(1) The principle stating that life arises from pre-existing life, not from nonliving material.

(2) Recapitulation theory: the theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel in which the individuals in their embryonic development pass through stages analogous in general structural plan to the stages their species passed through in its evolution; the theory in which ontogeny is an abridged recapitulation of phylogeny.


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The theory has been discredited in time when modern science and genetics have raised doubt its validity.

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biogenesis vs. big bang

... what a thoughtful answer. As it happens I had never heard of the law of biogenesis under that name. Maybe because I am not a native english speaker, and I did not ...

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by canalon
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: biogenesis vs. big bang
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Re: biogenesis vs. big bang

... that my question is sufficient. Canalon, if you don't know what the law of biogenesis is then you must be either poorly educated on the subject or stubborn to admit that ...

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by oCShxckzZ
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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biogenesis vs. big bang

WTH is the law of biogenesis? And why does it need to be underlined?

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by canalon
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:20 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: biogenesis vs. big bang
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biogenesis vs. big bang

... question, doesn't the big bang theory and evolution contradict the law of biogenesis?

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by oCShxckzZ
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:33 am
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... canalon Oh dear Did you really think this one through? As for the laws of physics, nobody designed them. They are the consequence of the interaction ... from another pre-existing life. Louis Pasteur clarified this law of Biogenesis about 150 years ago. I take it you did learn about this at school.( ...

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by scottie
Thu May 12, 2011 12:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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