Jacob Mathias Schlelden
(1804 - 1881)
Science Quotes by Jacob Mathias Schlelden (1 quote)
Something is as little explained by means of a distinctive vital force as the attraction between iron and magnet is explained by means of the name magnetism. We must therefore firmly insist that in the organic natural sciences, and thus also in botany, absolutely nothing has yet been explained and the entire field is still open to investigation as long as we have not succeeded in reducing the phenomena to physical and chemical laws.
— Jacob Mathias Schlelden