Au Conntraire, professeur Pasteur!

@article{Reuben2004AuCP,
  title={Au Conntraire, professeur Pasteur!},
  author={Adrian Reuben},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40}
}
The belief that living organisms could come into being spontaneously can be traced back as far as the Ancient Greeks, at least, who thought that the sun’s heat formed plants, animals and humans from a primordial terrestrial slime, to which air imparted life, motion and thought.1,2 This concept was embodied in its most sophisticated form in the 4th Century CE by Aristotle, who held the view that the characteristics of living creatures resulted from a mixture of the four elements of earth, air… 
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