Friday, December 06, 2013
abiogenesis noun [ey-bahy-oh-JEN-uh-sis, ab-ee-oh-] Biology. the theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.
Definitions for abiogenesis
- Biology. the theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.
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Citations for abiogenesis
“Aristotle would have loved that.” Nancy was standing behind him. "Why Aristotle?” she asked. “He believed in abiogenesis, the idea that living creatures can arise from nonliving matter.”
Oberth, who accurately predicted rocket development on earth, suspects that the prerequisites for abiogenesis exist on other planets in the solar system.
Origin of abiogenesis
Coined by T. H. Huxley in 1870, abiogenesis comes from the Latin words meaning "birth" and "origin."