What does spontaneous generation mean?

Answer Spontaneous generation was a theory--widely held from ancient Roman times through the Medieval Era--that inanimate objects could spawn life. Debate over the theory raged from the mid-17th to the mi... Read More »

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What is the difference between a biogenesis and a spontaneous generation?

bogenisis-theory that living things come only from other living things . spontaneous generation-idea that living things come from nonliving things.

Can spontaneous generation occur?

Spontaneous generation cannot occur. It is a theory that life can arise quickly and directly from nonliving matter. This theory was discredited in the 19th century when microbes were shown to exist... Read More »

What does generation mean on an iPod?

For Apple iPods, the term generation refers to new versions of a particular model of iPod. The first time Apple releases an iPod, the first version is known as the first generation. When Apple subs... Read More »

What does iPod Nano 2nd generation mean?

Like a car manufacturer, Apple regularly looks at its line of iPods to find out what works, what doesn't and what can be improved. Rather than renaming a product when those changes are made, it sim... Read More »