Louis Pasteur


Biographical Sketch Louis Pasteurpasteur

Louis Pasteur, a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. Developed vaccines for Rabies, Diphtheria, Anthrax and is credited for disproving the doctrine of spontaneous generation – as advocated by Darwin.

Born in France, 1822-1895
Biologist and Chemist
Father of Microbiology


Foreign Member of the Royal Society

French Academy of Sciences

Académie Nationale de Médecine

Académie française

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences


Rumford Medal, 1856, 1892

Copley Medal, 1874

Albert Medal, 1882

Leeuwenhoek Medal, 1895

Montyon Prizes, 1859

Jecker Prize, 1861

Alhumbert Prize, 1862

Pasteur’s Declarations

“A bit of science distances one from God, but much science nears one to Him… The more I study nature, the more O stand amazed at the work of the Creator.”

“The more I study nature the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.”

“Science brings one nearer to God.”

“I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.”

“Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment.”

“I see everywhere the inevitable expression of the Infinite in the world; through it the supernatural is at the bottom of every heart.”

“These are the living springs of great thoughts and great actions. Everything grows clear in the reflections from the Infinite.”

“Happy the man who bears within him a divinity, an ideal of beauty and obeys it; an ideal of art, an ideal of science, an ideal of country, and ideal of the virtues of the gospel”

“Microscopic being must come into the world from parents similar to themselves… There is something in the depths of our souls which tells us that the world must be more than a mere combination of events.”

Louis Pasteur





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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science - the history of evolution. The book encapsulates who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.

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