Heredity, Historical Attitude

Demonstrably these people were conceived, and obviously there was clearly some genetic connection between parents and kids, but the mechanisms are not easily obvious. The Greek philosophers had|philosophers th a number of some ideas: Theophrastus proposed that male flowers caused female flowers to ripen; Hippocrates speculated that “seeds” had been generated by different areas of the body and sent to offspring at that time of conception, and Aristotle believed that male and female semen blended at conception. Continue reading