Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Look Into History: Louis Pasteur

 Louis Pasteur was a French scientist who made breakthroughs throughout the 19th century. He was born into a poor family that produced leather. He later managed to enroll into a very upscale college, and then began his work as a chemist.
He proved that micro-organisms were the main cause of most diseases, a belief commonly rejected in Europe before his time. He also proved that micro-organisms also were the reason of why many beverages spoil. He invented a process of heating up the liquids and then cooling them which is called pasteurization in his honor. Many drinks are still pasteurized today including milk and orange juice.
His work led to the many vaccines being created that led to lengthening the lifespan of the common man from every nation in the world. Pasteur himself created the first rabies vaccination. He died in 1895 at the age of 72 from a series of strokes leaving a better world and a mighty legacy behind him.

3 comments:

  1. And thank goodness for Pasteurization, too! Cheerios and milk in the morning are great. But, Cheerios, milk, and uncontrollable diarrhea? Not so much. Better I should eat an egg.

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  2. I suppose I should thank this man ;)

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  3. In response to your comment on my blog: "I' pretty sure somewhere in there I said it's not even about two extreme ends. Because believing in a higher being (whether it is a God, a Goddess, an androgynous being, etc) isn't the same thing as being a Christian. In fact, being a Christian has less to do with believing in God but more to do with being the peons of an institution. Or rather, that's the historical road Christianity took.

    As for the Bible, I think anybody can tell you (except for fundamentalists) to not take it literally. They share the same significance as Greek Myths or a different culture's proverbs as they are moral allegories rather than a true representation of Christian history. To take it literally is to buy into everything like an uneducated sheep. And to argue that there is no God because of the fallacious bible is just laughable for the aforementioned reasons."

    As for your post, Pasteur is another example of someone who challenged the scientific institution which at the time functioned like a religion, never challenging accepted norms. If it weren't for him, biodegensis will still be an accepted law (though some evolutionists it is).

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