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Why did the theory of biogenesis pose a dilemma regarding the origin of life?

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It is a dilemma because biogenesis states that all living things come from other living things and for this theory to be correct the first living organism would have had to spontaneous generate from another living organism. Since it was the origin of life there was nothing fore the first organism to generate from.

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