Scientific Term for "Self-Generated"?

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Scientific Term for "Self-Generated"?

Post by mmlieberman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:59 pm

Hello,

Is there a biological principle, even if discredited, of things giving birth to themselves? Was there a specific, scientific term for that, say as applied to maggots?

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:12 pm

Yes, the principle of live forming instantanously is an old discredited biological principle. And it probably has a name. But i don't know it:D
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Post by mith » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:42 am

spontaneous generation
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:20 am

or Generatio Spontanea, the genuine term ;)
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Post by mith » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:11 pm

aaaaaaaah, me don't know latin!!
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:56 pm

what they said :lol:
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:04 am

OMG! To easily understanding Biology, you SHOULD understand Latin and/or Greek! :twisted: Then you do NOT need to memorize all things anymore because you understand the meaning ;) Just like how non-English-speaker learns English from the beginning ;)
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