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In this nifty little video, we learn what it took for Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek to discover bacteria more than three centuries ago. He had the curiosity to ask good questions, the lenses to try and answer them, and the wisdom to keep running that experiment with difference specimens.


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How he discovered all this without pointing to the Bible is clearly a mystery.

(via Vox)

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.