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Single Idea 21105

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 6. Fundamentals / c. Monads]

Full Idea

Van Leeuwenhoek first stared at a drop of seemingly empty water with a microscope in 1676 and discovered in was teeming with life.

Gist of Idea

In 1676 it was discovered that water is teeming with life


Lawrence M. Krauss (A Universe from Nothing [2012], 04)

Book Reference

Krauss,Lawrence M.: 'A Universe from Nothing' [Simon and Schuster 2012], p.66

A Reaction

I am convinced that this had a huge influence on Leibniz's concept of monads. He immediately became convinced that it was some sort of life all the way down. He would be have been disappointed by the subsequent chemical reduction of life.

Related Idea

Idea 19422 Every particle of matter contains organic bodies [Leibniz]