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1

What was Aristotle's idea about how life arose called?

Spontaneous generation

2

What is another name for spontaneous generation?

Abiogenisis

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Spontaneous generation of life:

Living things can arise from non-living things

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How long did the idea of spontaneous generation last?

2000 years

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The idea of spontaneous generation lasted so long because people based their beliefs on...

What they know about their own lives

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Francesco Redi:

An early scientist who conducted experiments to try and disprove spontaneous generation