"From an old 1911 encyclopedia" is rather vague. I wasn't able to check a 1911 Britannica to find out if this quote indeed came from there; can someone do that? If confirmed, the "1911" template should be added.
A previous editor posted this directly in the article: "-Copied and pasted with no references to sources. -In science, a theory is an explanation for how things work, not a hypothesis or guess as the word is often used. We can watch bacteria attacking other cells under a microscope. A cell has never been observed to transform in to another species of organism. The germ theory of disease can successfully describe many diseases, while microzymas describe exactly none accurately. Bachamp's hypotheses appeared reasonable at the time, modern science has shown them to be incorrect." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:04, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Academic Revival Much?
I personally believe that this is a theory that is worth reviving. If anyone has any questions about it, feel free to ask me about it by leaving a message on my user page (after all, the Theosophy of the LDS Church and its factions never interests me anymore). --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:07, 15 October 2013 (UTC)