Jean Rostand

Philosopher, Author

1894 – 1977

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Who was Jean Rostand?

Jean Rostand was a French biologist and philosopher.

Active as an experimental biologist, Rostand became famous for his work as a science writer, as well as a philosopher and an activist. His scientific work covered a variety of biological fields such as amphibian embryology, parthenogenesis and teratogeny, while his literary output extended into popular science, history of science and philosophy. His work in the area of cryogenics gave the idea of cryonics to Robert Ettinger.

Famous Quotes:

  • It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.

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Born
Oct 30, 1894
Paris
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  • France
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Sep 4, 1977
Ville-d'Avray

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on July 23, 2013

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