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By Lois N. Magner

I skimmed this e-book for history info, and was once inspired that Magner's didn't interpret and decide historical historical past on a latest technological know-how foundation, yet particularly awarded and evaluated each one scientist as he handled the knowledge he had, answering the questions awarded to him through the tradition during which he lived. Magner additionally did rather well explaining clinical principles to me -- a a bit of scientifically proficient, yet non-science significant.

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20 Chapter 1 In plants, as in the case of the whole-natured forms of the previous stage, the two sexes are combined in one individual, but human beings and the higher animals reproduce through sexual generation. In contrast to the prevalent doctrine that the child was the product of the father, Empedocles suggested that some parts of the embryo came from the father and others from the mother. Male offspring, however, were conceived in the warmer part of the womb and contained a greater proportion of warmth than females.

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His ideas dominated biology as well as other aspects of human thought for generations. Although Aristotle's own approach to the study of nature called for close and accurate observations and the systematic collection of evidence, this aspect of his philosophy was generally neglected. Later scholars tended to become slavish followers of the words, rather than the spirit, of Aristotle. The disciples of Aristotle tended to take more modest portions of all possible knowledge for their investigations.

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