Tag: Louis Pasteur
The 200th Birthday of Louis Pasteur: A Man of Science and Faith
In the 19th century, it was widely believed that the spontaneous generation of life from non-life was common and unremarkable.
Same-Handed Molecules Are an “Overarching Design Principle” in Life, Say Researchers
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.
All Living Systems Must Process Energy, Store and Utilize Information, and Replicate
Louis Pasteur showed that what appeared to be life springing forth from nonliving matter was actually life emerging from exceedingly small living organisms.
Considering “Abiogenesis,” an Imaginary Term in Science
In the 17th century, medical pioneer Sir William Harvey and Italian scientist Francesco Redi both proved the untenability of spontaneous generation.
At the Smithsonian, the Nation’s Museum, It’s All Darwin, All the Time
At the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Charles Darwin dominates almost every exhibit.