Articles by Bhakti Niskama Shanta Swami

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Sorry, Darwin: – Chemistry Never Made the Transition to Biology
Bhakti Niskama Shanta Swami, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2013

At various times in its history, ‘spontaneous generation’ has been identified by two different concepts. They are: (a) abiogenesis, and (b) heterogenesis. Abiogenesis is the field of science dedicated to study how life might have arisen spontaneously for the first time from inorganic chemicals. On the other hand, the notion that life can arise from dead organic matter, such as the appearance of maggots from decaying meat is known as heterogenesis. For a long time major western thinkers like Newton, Harvey, Descartes and von Helmont accepted heterogenesis with full confidence.

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