Felix archimede pouchet 26 august 1800 6 december 1872 was a french naturalist and a leading proponent of spontaneous generation of life from non living materials and as such an opponent of louis pasteurs germ theory.
Pouchet experiment. Pouchet was director of the rouen museum of natural history and the rouen jardin des plantes 1828 and later a professor at the school of. So today we think of this as an idea thats been thoroughly debunked. Collins hopes that the issue will reveal. He was the father of georges pouchet 18331894 a professor of comparative anatomy.
But experiment seems to me most suitable in the context of the pasteurpouchet controversy. See remarks by milne edwards quatrefages claude bernard dumas 1858 in comptes rendus des seances de lacademie des sciences 48. 26 1800 rouen frdied dec. The experiment that pouchet carried out together with nicolas joly and charles musset in the pyrenees in the summer of 1863 formed the starting point of the second round of the controversy which attracted most public attention.
Pouchet in the same year that darwins origin of species came out 1859 pouchet published a book length report of many many experiments that he had done that seemed to validate the possibility of spontaneous generation at least for. 6 1872 rouen french naturalist who was a leading advocate of the idea of the spontaneous generation of life from nonliving matter. But for over 2000 years a lot of very smart people believed in spontaneous generation going all the way back to aristotle. Even classical and friendly 7 8.
The new relativism is also presented in a special issue of social. If playback doesnt begin shortly try restarting your device. Studies of science vol.