In the 17th century, medical pioneer Sir William Harvey and Italian scientist Francesco Redi both proved the untenability of spontaneous generation.
At the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Charles Darwin dominates almost every exhibit.
Evolutionary psychologists are prone to make up just-so stories which are then passed off as being entirely veridical.
The notion that the building blocks of life were easily gotten may have seemed intuitive to journalists and others acquainted with Mary Shelley’s novel.
Recent sensational headlines give astute readers occasion to contrast valid scientific inferences from leaps of faith based on worldview assumptions.