“How do you know that the incessant progress of science will not compel scientists…to consider that life has existed during eternity, and not matter? …How do you know that in 10,000 years one will not consider it more likely that matter has emerged from life?”

Louis Pasteur

Pasteur demonstrated that spontaneous generation of life (life comes from matter) is not scientifically correct, and he won the prize from the French Academy in 1866 for proving this thesis.

Srila Prabhupada pointing at his fingernail, explaining how it is made of matter, that it is manifesting because life is present in the body—matter comes from life!

Prabhupada's fingernail