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Definition of "abiogenesis" []

  • The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter. Also called autogenesis, spontaneous generation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abiogenesis" in a sentence
  • "So the question is, "How do you know if the blind leap of faith in abiogenesis is wrong?""
  • "Sadly, in practice, abiogenesis is not yet allowed to be considered falsifiable or subject to the weight of evidence."
  • "Is it acceptable for scientists, functioning as scientists within science, to take and to teach the view that belief in abiogenesis is not scientifically warranted by the evidence, and to support this view with the chemical evidence that this is not how unguided chemicals behave?"