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Spontaneous generation

Definition

The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from nonliving matter.


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The theory of spontaneous generation held that complex, living organisms may be produced from nonliving matter. It was a popular belief that mice occur spontaneously from stored grain, or maggots spontaneously appear in meat.


Related phrases: theory of spontaneous generation.
Synonym: autogenesis, autogeny, abiogenesis.
Compare: biogenesis.


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... natural processes? If anyone does i admire their religious faith. Spontaneous generation i mean abiogenesis is scientifically impossible. Actually, if you want my personal ...

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by Cat
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:41 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

... natural processes? If anyone does i admire their religious faith. Spontaneous generation i mean abiogenesis is scientifically impossible.

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

If the myth of spontaneous generation was 'true' and life did arise by itself (after the universe and all the matter in it springs into ...

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by jinx25
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Views: 11049

Growth on metal pot?!

... be a "deadly" precedent - or are you seeing this as a case of spontaneous and deadly generation or are you ignorant of the microbiology and chemistry involved? As odins says - ...

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by JorgeLobo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:51 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
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Theories - Origin of Life

... random copy error. The article even mentions that "mutations occur spontaneously in every generation, but not all mutations become permanent features of the genome" (1). A spontaneous ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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