Saturday 18 August 2012

It's Alive! Mr. Crosse's Acari

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In 1836, Mr. Andrew Crosse was conducting his electrocrystallisation experiments when he saw something moving. Soon his apparatus was crawling with "Acarus Crossii," describing them, "the perfect insect, standing erect on a few bristles which formed its tail." 
He didn't claim to have created life, but newspaper reporting intimated this, and Crosse received death threats from religious folk.

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

Paul Ehrlich & test tube

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