In existographies, Archelaus (c.470-410BC) was a Greek philosopher, student of Anaxagoras (500-428BC), teacher (or influence) to Socrates (469-399BC), according to Aristoxenus (360-300BC) (Ѻ), noted for []

Archelaus asserted that the principle of motion was the separation of hot from cold, from which he endeavored to explain the formation of the earth and the origin of animals and humans.

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The following are quotes on Archelaus:

“The belief that animal, including human, life was originally generated from primeval slime (154a-c) is common to many early cosmologies, including those of Anaximander (DK 12 A11, A30), Archelaus (DK 60 AI), and the source of the cosmogony in Diodorus (I.7 as printed by DK with 68 B5).”
— Christopher Taylor (1999), The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus [2]

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The following are noted quotes by Archelaus:

“Both men and animals are made from a milky slime squeezed out by the heat of the earth.”
— Archelaus (c.440BC) Publication; cited by Michel Montaigne (c.1580) [1]

1. (a) Montaigne, Michel. (c.1580). The Complete Works (translator: Donald Frame) (pg. 507). Everyman’s Library, 2003.
(b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (slime, pg. 298). HarperOne.
2. Taylor, Christopher C.W. (1999). The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus: Fragments: a Text and Translation with a Commentary by C.C.W. Taylor (Archelaus, pgs. 197-98). University of Toronto Press.

External links
Archelaus (philosopher) – Wikipedia.

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