(172093). Swiss naturalist and philos. Lawyer by profession; natural science his favorite pursuit; credited with discovery of parthenogenesis in aphids. Held doctrine of preexistent germs or particles created by Divine Being with inherent power for self-development in Considérations sur les corps organises. In Palingénésie taught immortality of all forms of existence. World is harmony directed by divine reason. Preformations of creation evolve to perfection. Organic life is a unity. Revelation is necessary. Christ taught resurrection and immortality.
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