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Things come to life : spontaneous generation revisited

Author: Henry Harris
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The question of whether spontaneous generation could exist has occupied scientists, philosophers, historians, and theologians. This book deals with the social and religious context of the debate, and examines the evidence and its probative value.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Henry, 1925-
Things come to life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)645891213
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Harris
ISBN: 0198515383 9780198515388
OCLC Number: 48100507
Description: viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Beliefs --
Flies and other insects --
Microbes --
The battle of the flasks begins --
Materialism, for and against --
Spoilt air --
Internal parasites --
Cotton wool --
The spontaneous generation of cells --
A disagreement in the Academie --
Noxious particles --
An English Pouchet --
Seeing the floating particles --
An epilogue about another subject.
Responsibility: Henry Harris.
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The question of whether spontaneous generation could exist has occupied scientists, philosophers, historians, and theologians. This book deals with the social and religious context of the debate, and examines the evidence and its probative value.

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