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ISBC – International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence

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The oldest known written observations on bioluminescent phenomena in nature were made in China, dating roughly from 1500 to 1000 B.C. regarding fireflies and glow-worms; however, no effort was directed at understanding and applying knowledge of such phenomena until the full flowering of alchemy in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. By that time, the philosophical and intellectual groundwork that permitted a rational and materialistic approach to the study of natural phenomena had been laid and, in the spirit of times, this approach was applied to finding or making the Philosopher’s Stone, that which would be capable of turning “ignoble metals” into gold.

via ISBC – International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence.

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Written by edparnell

November 14, 2011 at 1:47 am

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