Does anyone know how fruit flies just come about…how does fruit produce it?
Didn’t you ever hear of the experiment with the meat. One piece put in a jar with no cover, one put in jar with a cover. Flies and maggots only were on uncovered meat. Every practical observer of the world around him knew that life develops spontaneously from nonliving matter by the action of heat, light, moisture, and (after it was discovered) electricity. Maggots come from decaying meat, and lice from sweat-soaked clothing. Beetles develop from rotting wood, and horseflies from transmuted manure. It is difficult to put forward so thoroughly eroded an idea as spontaneous generation today without arousing smiles from the listeners. If ever a generally accepted idea was revealed by careful experiments to be nothing but old wives’ tales, spontaneous generation was. Francisco Redi demonstrated more than 300 years ago that meat, shielded from egg-laying flies by cloth, never developed maggots. Others following him showed that nutrient broths that are boiled and then kept isolated from airb